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Purpose: The United States and China are the largest and second largest economies in the world. President Obama calls the relationship the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st century. Yet the relationship is fraught with mistrust and miscalculation, with the potential for catastrophic conflict. Many scholars have written about the complex reasons behind the agreements and disagreements by taking a particular narrative. What they missed is that, on every single issue of importan ...
 
There are so many untold stories of inspiring Chinese professionals having graduated from German universities that starting this Podcast was the only logical next step. I feel that the Chinese and German side are often still not close enough to each other to have even more impact together. Being a human being and loving to get to know new human beings, I think that everything starts with a simple conversation. That is why here you can listen to real personal stories of human beings and also ...
 
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Today's podcast is an interesting poem that functions less as a beautiful poem but more a historical artifact. In 1793, the English Ambassador met with the Chinese Emperor. After their meeting, the emperor, Qianlong, wrote an interesting poem about the encounter. In today's podcast, we dissect that poem. Below is also Lee's English translation of t…
 
This week's episode is a Supplement, where we will talk about China's Good War, Rana Mitter's latest book. Mitter is a historian, but a lot of the content he analyzes is literary or filmic. Mitter's argument is that China today is trying to rethink World War II in a way that is advantageous to contemporary politics, both domestic and international.…
 
In today's podcast, we interview author Yang Huang about her new book looking at the intersection of China, the US, and the politics of family and gender. The book is titled My Good Son, and it is her third work of fiction. The book's plot revolves around two father-son pairs, one Chinese, one American. In the Chinese pair, the son does not meet th…
 
Today, the Chinese Literature Podcast asks the ultimate geopolitical question: Is Taiwan Chinese? Actually, we are looking at a book titled Is Taiwan Chinese, an anthropological study by Melissa Brown that examines how identity, Chineseness and ethnicity are constituted on both sides of the Taiwan Straits...that is just a fancy way of saying that i…
 
Have you ever wanted to learn more about China, but were either unsure where to start, or didn't have the money or access? Our new supplement is designed to help. Join us as we discuss our personal picks for essential works on China. Wowkrs that are challenging, but not opaque, interesting, but not amusing. It's everything you need.…
 
Here it is: part one in our new series! We're discussing the definitive writers of each decade in China's 20th century. Along the way, you'll get a mini tour of modern Chinese history, and see how literature played a part in its development. This week? See how Wang Guowei and Wu Jianren were the writers who defined the last imperial decade in Chine…
 
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