Postcards From China

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A series of podcast conversations recorded in Shanghai and Beijing by Christopher Lydon in 2014.

Episódios

  • The Making of Xi Jinping

    29/04/2015

    Evan Osnos writes about international affairs for The New Yorker. On the occasion of a recent profile, we’re speaking about the “ruthlessly pragmatic” rise of Xi Jinping, who Osnos says has “emerged as the most ... The post The Making of Xi Jinping appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

  • Can China Lead?

    21/04/2015

    The People’s Republic has arrived and is applying for co-trusteeship of the globe. We got a good look at the co-trustee, China’s enigmatic president Xi Jinping, through the deep sourcing of The New Yorker’s Evan ... The post Can China Lead? appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

  • At Peking University: the Rising Generation

    08/08/2014

    What I went least prepared for was the openness of Chinese people in what we call a closed society. So the last audio postcard from this trip is a 10-minute distillation of a conversation that sprang up like music to my ears in a dormitory room with five students at the venerable Peking University in Beijing. These are aspiring middle-class kids – a random sample of the top of the heap The post At Peking University: the Rising Generation appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

  • Ai Weiwei, China’s Artist/Enemy #1

    04/08/2014 Duração: 39min

    Not perhaps since Alexander Solzhenitsyn in the Soviet Gulag has there been a dissenting artist who got to be as famous as the government that hounds him. But Ai Weiwei’s situation is one-of-a-kind.He’s a scathing ... The post Ai Weiwei, China’s Artist/Enemy #1 appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

  • China Rising

    13/06/2014

    China is in its own gilded age, says The New Yorker writer Evan Osnos, into a second generation of ultra-modern tech, a still-developing country bristling with billionaires. On the eve of Chris' trip to China, we're wondering how a country with nearly a century of poverty, collectivism, and authoritarian rule adapts to its instant prosperity? The post China Rising appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

  • Peter Hessler’s New China: Is this any way to live?

    25/02/2011

    Peter Hessler, covering the new China for The New Yorker, made himself the rising star of the John McPhee school of reporting. It’s not just that he’d taken McPhee’s writing course at Princeton — known ... The post Peter Hessler’s New China: Is this any way to live? appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.