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Weekly discussion on Clash of civilizations and empires around the world and across time. At the moment focused on impact of China and US-China competition in East Asia. Hosted by Carl Zha and Nate Meyers. Thank you for subscribe!
 
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Have you been to the Great Wall in Beijing or the Pyramids in Egypt? Have you ever wondered how these were built, one stone on top of another, without any modern machinery? These wonders of the world are so awe-inspiring to look at, but on the other hand, they were also built with the lives of so many. Here is one sad legend about the Great Wall.…
 
I talk to returning guest "Mr. T" on new evidence of US COVID Response coverup at the highest level and future of US-China relationship under Biden Trump Deputy NSA Matt Pottinger COVID response ass-covering piece in New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/01/04/the-plague-year Previous Silk and Steel episode w Mr. T on Trump Deputy NSA…
 
How great would someone have to be, to be remembered as virtuous, kind and magnanimous thousands of years later? In this episode and the next, we will introduce Emperor Yao and Emperor Shun, who have been admired and loved by the Chinese people and looked up to by Chinese leaders. What is a perfect leader like in the eyes of the Chinese people?…
 
I talked to London-born Chinese British poet, writer and broadcaster Anna Chen about growing up Chinese in UK, Imperialism, racism, Sinopobia, Western media depiction of China, new Cold War between US and China. Anna Chen's blog: https://madammiaow.blogspot.com Anna Chen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MadamMiaow…
 
We continue our coverage of US-China tech on Silk and Steel podcast, this time looking at China's response to US actions. I invited "Mr. G" who shares with us his knowledge of Chinese tech development and also a different take from our previous guest "Mr. T" on future of US-China tech competition. In a bonus patron only segment, we discuss the futu…
 
The difficulty of learning Chinese characters might be frustrating for foreigners, but you got to admit, it's better than drawing everything out in pictures like they used to do during the cave-dwelling days. How were Chinese characters invented? And by whom? We'll find out today. And, if it's of any comfort, they are not easy for Chinese to learn …
 
For some odd reason, raising silkworms as a "pet" was in fashion when I was in second grade and for someone who gets goose bumps from seeing worms, it was a difficult time. But, I have no problem with wearing silk, so shiny, smooth and cool to the touch. Who first made the connection between silkworm cocoons and the making of silk? You will find ou…
 
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