YCW discusses the cultural value and political utility of calligraphy in modern Chinese society with Li-Hua Ying, Chinese professor at Bard College.
Sinica co-host Kaiser Kuo has been a leading voice on culture and technology in China for the past twenty years. In this interview, he shares his vision for China’s startup industry, what followers of the Sinica Podcast can expect now that it is Kaiser’s full-time gig, and how perceptions of China have changed since he first moved to Beijing.
Alec Ash, author and founder of “the Anthill,” sees something new and distinct in Chinese millennials: “The only generalization you can make about a group this large is how complex and diverse they are—and that itself is something new, as their parents didn’t really have the opportunity to be different or explore a proper youth culture.” Read on for more about how he attempts to understand China through a different lens: stories, individuals, and literature.
Nathaniel Ahrens is director of the Office of China Affairs at the University of Maryland. He is also executive director of the American Mandarin Society, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations.
Jemimah Steinfeld is the Literature Festival Manager at Asia House and author of “Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China,” published in 2015. She has worked at the History Channel in London, gained an MA in