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Radio New Bloom is a podcast covering topical events and interviewing Taiwanese social activists, artists, public intellectuals, and others in order to make Taiwanese voices better known in the international world. Radio New Bloom is a project of New Bloom Magazine, an online magazine covering activism and youth politics in Taiwan and the Asia Pacific, founded in Taiwan in 2014 in wake of the Sunflower Movement. We seek to put local voices in touch with international discourse, beginning wit ...
 
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#44: Making it Count: Taiwanese American Identity on Pew Research Report w/ Christina Hu 胡若涵 (Director, Write in Taiwanese Census Campaign | Director of Civic Engagement, Taiwanese American Citizens League) " Links Pew Research Center, "Key facts about Asian Americans, a diverse and growing population" article originally published on 4/29/21): http…
 
There is an intense debate among experts over the likelihood of a near-term Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Senior US military officers have warned that a PRC military action could take place in the next six years. Such dire predictions are largely based on estimates of PLA capabilities. But even if China can seize and control Taiwan, will it do so? As…
 
Speaker: Jeffrey Lehman, Vice Chancellor and Professor of Law, NYU ShanghaiJeffrey Lehman is the Vice Chancellor of NYU Shanghai, where he oversees all academic and administrative operations. Lehman is an internationally acclaimed leader in higher education, having served as dean of the University of Michigan Law School, the 11th president of Corne…
 
Speaker: Pang Laikwan, Professor of Cultural Studies, Chinese University of Hong KongThis paper focuses on the wide popularity of the meme and buzzword jiucai, garlic chives, on China’s internet to investigate the cultural and political subjectivity of the ordinary Chinese citizens in a time of fierce competition simply to survive, largely known as…
 
Speaker: Isabella Weber, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts AmherstChina has become deeply integrated into the world economy. Yet, gradual marketization has facilitated the country’s rise without leading to its wholesale assimilation to global neoliberalism. This book uncovers the fierce contest about economic reforms tha…
 
Speaker: Ruth Mostern, University of PittsburghThis talk showcases Ruth Mostern’s new book: The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History (Yale University Press, 2021). The Yellow River explains how environmentally transformative human activity has shaped the whole watershed and constituted the relationship between people and the river since Ne…
 
Speaker: Yeiling Tan, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of OregonProfessor Yeling Tan discusses her book, Disaggregating China, Inc: State Strategies in the Liberal Economic Order. China’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 represented an historic opportunity to peacefully integrate a rising economi…
 
Panel Participants:Sara L. Friedman, Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Indiana UniversityRussell King, Professor of Geography, University of SussexSarah Lamb, Barbara Mandel Professor of Humanistic Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology, Brandeis UniversityAndrea Louie, Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State UniversityNicole N…
 
Speaker: Laurence Coderre, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, New York UniversityWhereas the contemporary era in China is often depicted in terms of rampant, ideologically vacuous commodification, the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) is typically cast as a time of ubiquitous politics and scarce goods. Indeed, with the exception of the likeness…
 
Speaker: Zhang Meng, Assistant Professor of History, Vanderbilt UniversityPart of the Environment in Asia lecture seriesIn the Qing period, China’s population tripled, and the flurry of new development generated unprecedented demand for timber. Standard environmental histories have often depicted this as an era of reckless deforestation. The realit…
 
#43: Conversation w/organizers of Write in Taiwanese Census Campaign on Taiwanese Identity (台灣自我認同), US Census Data (人口普查), and Pew Research Center's Report on Asian Americans (亞裔的文章) "This is who we are. Keep making it count. 自己的認同繼續報" Christina Hu: Director, Write in Taiwanese Census Campaign | Director of Civic Engagement, Taiwanese American Cit…
 
How significant were the events of June 1989 in the broader span of recent Chinese history? How does the aftermath of the Beijing massacre help to explain events since then, including what is happening in Hong Kong today? How deep is the state-imposed amnesia about Tiananmen? What is the future of June Fourth Studies? Join authors Jeremy Brown and …
 
Since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, five men have principally shaped the ruling Chinese Communist Party and the nation: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and Xi Jinping. David Shambaugh analyzes the personal and professional experiences that shaped each leader and argues that their distinct leadership…
 
PanelistsJaw-Nian Huang, Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Development Studies, National Chengchi University, TaiwanLawrence Zi-Qiao Yang, Assistant Professor, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, TaiwanKevin Wei Luo, Doctoral Fellow, Hou Family fellow in Taiwan Studies, Harvard Unive…
 
FOR THE SEVENTEENTH episode of Radio New Bloom, which is primarily in Mandarin, we present the live recording for our event last month on the five year anniversary of Tsai Ing-wen’s apology to Taiwanese Indigenous. The event asked the question: Five years later, have conditions improved for Indigenous in Taiwan? Has Taiwan become a more pluralistic…
 
Psyched to share this snippet of convo with Ling -- recorded last fall in Sept 2020. We went to the same college at the same time, but somehow our paths didn't cross until an alumni event a few years ago. - MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI): the internships abroad program - Working at Pixar Animation Studios on Finding Do…
 
FOR THIS INSTALLMENT of Radio New Bloom, we present a live recording from our talk with Namoh Nofu Pacidal on April 16, 2021, “On Pangcah Feminisms.” This episode is primarily in Mandarin and is the fourth episode of our current season, coming one day after Indigenous Peoples Day in Taiwan and before our talk on Sunday about the five year anniversa…
 
Sharing this lunch and learn panel discussion from 7/6/21 hosted by Asian Women for Health https://www.asianwomenforhealth.org (Instagram: @asianwomenforhealth), featuring Boston-area podcasters of Asian heritage in a behind-the-mic scoop discussion about podcasting and content creation: Audrey Paek - From Resilience to Radiance Podcast (Instagram:…
 
FOR THE LATEST installment of Radio New Bloom, Sheng Kao spoke with Chi Ta-wei, a teacher and scholar of queer literature at National Cheng Chi University. We speak with him about his introduction to Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and the recent English translation of his novel, The Membranes. This is the third episode of our current…
 
[Nomadic Taiwanese (Nomadic 台灣廊) Series] Part 1 of 2 (中文). Blake Cheng 鄭瑋津 knew from a young age she wanted to leave Taiwan. 她從小就知道她想離開台灣到美國讀書。In elementary school, she went to Toronto, Canada on a school trip, an experience she recalls on with mixed feelings. She ended up doing her Master's degree in Chicago, Illinois, USA in arts management 藝術管理,…
 
#39: Together with family friends, Yvonne and Henry founded Legend Chicken 霸王别姬 (Flushing, NY) to highlight Taiwanese cuisine. Interview happened 2 years ago, a few months after they first opened the Taiwanese snack bar. Happy to finally be sharing our conversation! I was in NY a few weeks ago and made a special trip into Flushing just to eat 1) Le…
 
Hear from Francesca Chang 張思佳 about her journey turning the universe's curveballs into awesome opportunities: leaving a law practice shortly after passing the Bar, taking a tangentially-related-to-law tech job in the Bay Area, then life happened and she moved to Taiwan. She is now a travel blogger and vlogger promoting slow travel in Taiwan through…
 
THE SECOND EPISODE of the new season of our podcast is out! For this installment of Radio New Bloom, editor Sheng Kao spoke with Jiaqi Kang, founding Editor-in-Chief of Sine Theta Magazine, a creative publication by and for the Sino diaspora. We hear Jiaqi’s thoughts on defining the term Sino, the political underpinnings of identity, and the challe…
 
How did the People's Republic of China popularize basic legal knowledge after its founding in 1949? Jennifer Altehenger, Jessica Rawson Fellow in Modern Asian History and Associate Professor of Chinese History at the University of Oxford, explains how China's party-state attempted to mobilize ordinary citizens to learn laws during the early years o…
 
Speaker: Luke Patey, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International StudiesAt a time when many are fixated on US-China strategic competition, how will China’s relations with the rest of the world shape its future power? From its Belt and Road Initiative linking Asia and Europe, to its “Made in China 2025” strategy to dominate high-tech indus…
 
Speaker: Wang Jisi, Professor in the School of International Studies and president of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking UniversityWang Jisi is a professor in the School of International Studies and president of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies(IISS), Peking University(PKU). He is honorary president of …
 
Incredibly inspiring conversation with Michelle Wu 吳弭, City Councilor 市議員 and Candidate for Mayor of Boston 市長候選. (2:25) Campaign kickoff videos: 中文 / English / español. (4:56) Remarks recorded at a Boston neighborhood Town Hall (Sept 2020). (22:43) City Councilor Bio: https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/michelle-wu (25:00) Our intervie…
 
NEW BLOOM is re-launching our podcast, Radio New Bloom! This marks episode 13 and will be the first episode of the new season. Episode 13 of Radio New Bloom features an interview conducted by Nick Haggerty of the News Lens International with Singaporean political activist Roy Ngerng. Roy has been living in Taiwan for the last few years after being …
 
Speaker: Xiaotong Feng, Ph.D. Candidate, Communication University of China; Fairbank Center Visiting ScholarDiscussant/Moderator: Michael Szonyi, Frank Wen-Hsiung Wu Memorial Professor of Chinese History; Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard UniversityIn the past few years, even the most optimistic scholars will not deny that Chin…
 
Speaker: Jessica Chen Weiss, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell UniversityHow does China’s domestic governance shape its foreign policy? What role do nationalism and ideology play in Beijing’s regional and global ambitions? The Chinese leadership has been at once a revisionist, defender, reformer, and free-rider in the international system—…
 
Speaker: Martin K. Whyte, John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Sociology, Emeritus, and former director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard UniversityAs the People’s Republic of China has pursued economic development over the decades, a central dilemma concerns how to treat its massive rural population, and the exte…
 
Speaker: Angela Zhang, Director of the Center for Chinese Law and Associate Professor, The University of Hong KongIn this webinar, Angela Zhang will discuss her new book Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism: How the Rise of China Challenges Global Regulation (Oxford University Press). This book examines the unique ways in which China regulates and is r…
 
Speaker: Taomo Zhou, Assistant Professor of History, Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeImmediately north of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is China’s most successful Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Commonly known as the “social laboratory” of reform and opening, Shenzhen was the foremost frontier for the People’s Republic’s adoption of market principles…
 
Speaker: Eswar Prasad, Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University; Senior Fellow and New Century Chair in International Economics, Brookings Institution; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research.This lecture will discuss China’s economic prospects, policies, and reforms, and their implications for its role in intern…
 
Speaker: David Dollar, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings InstitutionChina has gotten COVID-19 under control and is poised to bounce back strongly with 8% growth in 2021. But in the medium term, it faces daunting domestic and external challenges. On the domestic side, demographic …
 
Speaker: Chang-Tai Hsieh, Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, The University of Chicago Booth School of BusinessWe use administrative registration records with information on the owners of all Chinese firms to document the importance of “connected” investors, defined as state-owned firms or private owners wi…
 
Speaker: Sheena Greitens, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public AffairsSheena Chestnut Greitens is an associate professor at the LBJ School, as well as a faculty fellow with the Clements Center for National Security and a distinguished scholar with the Strauss Center for International Security and Law…
 
Excited to share this episode where Grace Chou, where we chat about marathon running and podcasting, as well as her adventures living around the world (South Africa, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, US). 我們聊跑馬拉松,做podcast,還有了解她當台灣外交官的女兒真麼在不同國家生長的故事。她住過南非,巴西,葡萄牙,西班牙,美國! 恭喜 Huge congratulations to Grace! 她最近出了podcast,歡迎大家收聽! She recently launched her …
 
(episode is in English) Honored to share this conversation with Jeff Tseng, centered around a post he wrote on social media (quoted below) in reaction to the recent spike in violence against Asians in the US. We discuss racism in the workplace and dating worlds, and reflect on how writing is a great way to process thoughts and feelings. Favorite li…
 
Speaker: M. Taylor Fravel, Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science and Director of the Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyModerator: Andrew S. Erickson, Professor of Strategy, U.S. Naval War College China MaritimeStudies InstituteM. Taylor Fravel is the Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science an…
 
Speaker: E. Elena Songster, Professor of History, History Department, Saint Mary’s College of CaliforniaThe giant panda stumbled into ambassador work. Profoundly successful, its diplomatic roles multiplied and evolved, but its persistent existence as an animal repeatedly reframed its role as a diplomat and beyond. Songster discusses findings from h…
 
Speaker: Anne-Marie Brady, Professor, University of Canterbury, New ZealandProfessor Brady is a specialist of Chinese politics (domestic politics and foreign policy), polar politics, Pacific politics, and New Zealand foreign policy. She is a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker. She is founding and executive editor of The Polar Journal (Taylor and Franc…
 
Speaker: Jean Oi, William Haas Professor of Chinese Politics, Department of Political Science; Director, Stanford China Program, Stanford UniversityChina’s rapidly growing local government debt (LGD) is now branded a “grey rhino,” a known threat that has received little attention. Why did Beijing let LGD get so out of hand? What are the sources of …
 
Speaker: Kerry Ratigan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Amherst CollegeChina is widely known for its strong central government, but the center needs the provinces to implement policies using their knowledge of local conditions. However, provincial priorities sometimes conflict with those of the center. Drawing on research conducted for he…
 
Speakers:Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova, Head, China Studies Centre, Riga Stradins University; Head, New Silk Road Program, Latvian Institute of International AffairsBjörn Jerdén, Director, Knowledge Centre on China , Swedish Institute of International AffairsLuke Patey, Senior Researcher, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, Danish Institute for Intern…
 
Some states have always maintained a sense that they have a mission in the world well beyond the maintenance of domestic order, the United States, France and Britain among them. Japan, China and the Koreas also inherited a strong sense of purpose in the modern era, from Meiji modernization to Mao’s “Three Worlds” and the Belt and Road Initiative, i…
 
Speaker: Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, St. Cross College, University of OxfordDiscussant: Jie Li, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities, Harvard UniversityLECTURE 2 OF 3: AN ERA OF EMOTION?One factor that defines Chinese engagement with the world today is its highly emotional character, in terms of…
 
Speaker: Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, St. Cross College, University of OxfordDiscussant: Odd Arne Westad, Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs, Yale UniversityLECTURE 1 OF 3: HOW NEW IS THE NEW ERA?China’s leaders speak today of a “new era” – but East Asia has seen a range of “new eras” in the modern …
 
Speaker: Andrew B. Liu, Assistant Professor of History, Villanova UniversityTea remains the world’s most popular commercial drink today, and at the turn of the twentieth century, it represented the largest export industry of both China and colonial India. In analyzing the global competition between Chinese and Indian tea, Andrew B. Liu challenges p…
 
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