I am beginning a series on the extraordinary communications revolution that has taken place over the span of my life, and how this communications revolution affects China's relationship with the world. This week we are talking about the history of communication (at least as far as my own life is concerned) and specifically how conventional short wave communication compares to contemporary internet radio.
I recorded this interview a year ago with a friend of mine who was an orthopedic surgeon here in Beijing. For some reason, I have had trouble with my system, making it hard for me to complete the podcast until just recently. The information will be very helpful to you if you live in China, and very intersting if you are interested in comparative medicine. Join us for an insider's view of health care in China.
Several weeks ago, I had a most interesting conversation with Snow's grandmother. The logistics of the thing were a little tricky, because the kind lady did not really speak Mandarin, and certainly not English. But Snow speaks Mandarin, English, her native dialect, Baihua (Beihai area dialect) as well as Cantonese, so she was well able to interpret for me.
As the story develops, and we hear about how Snow was adopted, the role of mother and grandmother tend to merge. Snow refers to her as her grandmother, but although Snow was adopted and became part of a peasant family, it was this lady herself who nurtured Snow as an infant.
They're calling it the worst winter in 50 years. But what was it really like for people in the countryside? Listen to one story from Guizhou Province about the unique challenges presented by the winter weather that overwhelmed South China this year.
Who is going to be the next president of the United States? We all have our guesses, I'm sure, but I decided to let a group of Chinese students and professionals take a stab at it. Join us as we discuss the candidates, and why we would or would not vote for them.
Tricked into coming to China by an unscrupulous countryman, he has been "marooned" in China for four months. Now, finally, it seems he may be able to leave.
Christmas 2007. For our Christmas 2007 Christmas celebration, I decided to let some Chinese young people talk about what Christmas means to them. We also had a visitor with us from Nigeria. Listen as these dear folks share their thoughts.
John is a self-taught lawyer who has been a lawyer and judge in the countryside of Hunan Province. He is now enrolled in a special graduate program at Peking University. Listen as he explains how he sees the law in China, and where we go from here.
He has hiked the Pacific Crest trail from Mexico to Canada. He has hiked the Appalacian Trail at least twice. He has bicycled around seven countries. Now he is taking on China. Listen to the Mountain Man give his impressions of China from a "road's eye" view.
Jordan, my nephew, came to Beijing for a brief visit. Let's hear what he thinks of the place.
Join us at the English Corner for a little bluegrass music.
Listen to Chinese young people discuss American values.
Join me for a friendly chat with two nice young people from the countryside of South China.
This week's program features Chinese people commenting on "what Chinese people believe."