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Yangyang Cheng on Science Writing


The second season of the Oolong podcast continues with Yangyang Cheng, a particle physicist who in her spare time writes insightful op-eds about science, technology, and contemporary Chinese politics. With host Lev Nachman, she discusses how she got interested in writing for a wider audience, how she became interested in physics in the first place, and some of the challenges she and other Chinese scientists are facing in today's political climate.

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Leta Hong Fincher on Feminism in China

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Hosted by Lev Nachman, we return for a second season of the Oolong podcast. Our first guest, Leta Hong Fincher, is one of the foremost experts on feminism in contemporary China. She discusses her latest book Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China, delves into some of the challenges she faced during her writing process, and touches on other details about what feminism looks like in a Chinese context. Listen to the podcast here.

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Studying Chinese Lawyers

Legal scholar Benjamin Van Rooij on China’s rule breakers

The fourth episode of Oolong Podcast, law is on the bench. It’s not easy to study lawyers in China, says Benjamin Van Rooij, Director of the Netherlands China Law Centre and Professor of Chinese Law and Regulation at the Faculty of Law at the University of Amsterdam. Benjamin tells Lev Nachmann about his years of research in China and offers tips for conducting fieldwork, to professionals and academics alike:

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From Translator to Editor

Anne Henochowicz on navigating careers in China Studies

In episode three of the Oolong Podcast, Lev strikes closer to home, interviewing one of the China Channel’s executive editors, Anne Henochowicz. Learn how Anne went from studying ethnomusicology in Inner Mongolia to becoming the translations editor for China Digital Times, as well as the path that led her to becoming one of the editors of the China Channel and a widely published translator:

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Reporting China’s Religious Revival

Ian Johnson on China's new religious rise

In the second episode of the Oolong Podcast, host Lev Nachmann talks to Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Ian Johnson, who most recently has documented religious life in today’s China in his book, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao. Ian delves into his writing process, what it’s like to research religion in China, and some of his thoughts on recent Vatican-Chinese relations.