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China 21 is produced by the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. We are a leading university-based think tank that produces scholarly research and informs policy discussions on China and U.S.-China relations. This podcast features expert voices, insights and stories about China’s economy, politics, society, and the implications for international affairs. Learn more at china.ucsd.edu
||CleanChina's Political Order - Francis Fukuyama & Barry Naughton||Francis Fukuyama and Barry Naughton trace the origins of the Chinese state, its historic economic modernization, and how the current Xi Jinping era is challenging assumptions and theories about political order and decay. They also discussed the relation||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Specter of Global China - Ching Kwan Lee||UCLA sociologist Ching Kwan Lee discusses her new book that is the culmination of over six years of ethnographic research in Zambia on Chinese capital and labor. In The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment in Africa, Prof. L||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThailand-China Relations - Somkiat Tangkitvanich||Dr. Somkiat Tangkitvanich, President of the Thailand Development Research Institute, discusses current Thailand-China relations and the impact of Chinese investment and infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican Grand Strategy in Asia – Stephan Haggard & Michael Green||Does the Trump Administration have a grand strategy in Asia? How does an "American First" posture square with the idea of a free and open Asia Pacific? Stephan Haggard interviews Michael Green on the president's visit to Asia and how it reflects the r||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeft, Right, Middle Kingdom: Ideology in China – Jennifer Pan & Yiqing Xu||Scholars Jennifer Pan & Yiqing Xu discussed their paper on “China’s Ideological Spectrum,” which has generated widespread acclaim and discussion. They analyzed data from an opinion survey of more than half a million Chinese citizens, and find that||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChina's News Media - Wang Shuo||Caixin's Managing Editor Wang Shuo 王烁 describes the challenge for investigative journalists in China in the context of a changing media landscape and state control of information. He also discusses the stories his team has worked on, from high-speed||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHong Kong’s Movement for Democracy - Evans Chan||Director Evans Chan (陳耀成) talks about his latest documentary “Raise the Umbrellas,” the politicization of Hong Kong identity and media, and the city's democratic future and implications for Greater China. (Trailer: https://youtu.be/Q2kxtQW-nAA||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUS-China Trade – Gordon Hanson & Charlene Barshefsky||Gordon Hanson and Charlene Barshefsky discuss China’s commitments and market reforms since joining the WTO and the path ahead in the trade relationship between the world’s two biggest economies. They explore the policy and enforcement tools the US h||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChinese Dream on Wheels: China & The Future of Cars - Michael J. Dunne||China is now the biggest auto market, including electric vehicles. Michael Dunne discusses the government's role in guiding the car industry, competition and cross-border investment among Western and Chinese firms, and implication for clean energy and||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSHIFT+Asia: Digitizing Chinese Studies - Karl Gerth & Tom Mullaney||Karl Gerth interviews Tom Mullaney about his journey in building a digital humanities community for Asian studies and how a new set of analytic tools are disrupting and transforming the practice of teaching history and understanding various phenomena in||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump & China: Bipartisan Policy Recommendations - Susan Shirk and Winston Lord||Two China policy veterans: Prof. Susan Shirk and Amb. Winston Lord are members of a high-level bipartisan task force that launched a report on US Policy Toward China, with detailed policy recommendations for the Trump administration. They offer an overv||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake America & China Laugh Again - Jesse Appell||Intercultural comedian Jesse Appell, founder of US-China Comedy Center in Beijing, talks about the fun and educational journey of learning what makes Chinese people laugh, and using comedy to bridge US-China cultural gaps. www.China Focus.us hosted Jess||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChina’s Green Leap Forward - Julio Friedmann & David Victor||Dr. Julio Friedmann unpacks environmental and energy challenges in China - the world’s largest energy user, largest emitter, largest market and largest cleantech enterprise. Interview is followed by excerpt from conversation with Dr. David Victor||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.S.-China Relations After Obama - Melanie Hart||Dr. Melanie Hart reviews America's foreign policy towards China in the last eight years, and looks ahead to opportunities and challenges in US-China Relations in light of constructive milestones and the US presidential elections.||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cross is Red: Christianity in China - Richard Madsen||The Chinese Communist Party issued new directives for religious affairs earlier this year, especially calling for religions to serve national interests. What does this new project to “sinicize” religions imply for religious practice in China? For Ch||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13th Five Year Plan - Deborah Seligsohn & Jack Zhang (十三五: China’s Development Roadmap)||Deborah and Jack unpacks the details and highlights of China’s latest five-year-plan, the most basic and authoritative document that charts out the country’s strategic vision, covering policies, measures and targets on domestic social issues, to th||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRunning a Bank in China - Victor Shih & Ken Wilcox||Professor Victor Shih speaks with Ken Wilcox of Silicon Valley Bank on the lessons learned from running a joint-venture with a state-owned bank and how banking practices have evolved to respond to recent financial crises in China.||5/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChina's Internal and Regional Politics - Susan Shirk & Stapleton Roy||Two of the most influential China Hands, Professor Susan Shirk and Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy, discuss the current state of Chinese politics, the South China Sea, and US foreign policy toward China.||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPoverty Alleviation in China - Albert Park||Professor Albert Park of Hong Kong University of Science & Technology talks with Samuel Tsoi about his research on human capital and labor, firm performance, poverty and inequality, rural-urban migration, and the social safety net in the People's Republ||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReporting from China - David Barboza||Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Barboza reflects on his decade-long journey of reporting on China's economy, culminating in his investigative article on the hidden wealth of China's political elite, published by the New York Times in 2013.||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
New podcast from a great China program
The 21st Century China Center at UCSD has become a powerhouse in contemporary Chinese studies. It's wonderful that this podcast can help connect UCSD with the wider China watching community.
Important and interesting conversations
The experts featured on this podcast goes behind the headlines, dive deep into important topics, and unpacks subjects with timely relevance and interesting angles. Informative and easy to listen to - a great resource for China watchers and beyond.
International affairs MA student
An excellent resource from the leading center of China studies from political science, economics, and history perspectives in the U.S.