Talk at the Library: Watching the China WatchersVIEW EVENT DETAILS
A Conversation with Kaiser Kuo [MEMBERS ONLY]
As China’s role on the global stage has expanded, so has the amount of people and institutions offering insight and analysis of the country: The China watchers. Today, a plethora of newsletters, books, articles and podcasts are vying for our attention and promising to help us understand today’s China. Many of these resources are good and some are excellent – but there’s also a lot of misinformation and propaganda to be had.
How has the China watching community developed over the last years? What are its blind spots? And what are the best resources to stay up to date with China?
We’ll discuss these questions with Kaiser Kuo, who is not only a China watcher himself, but also has interviewed many others on his Sinica Podcast, which ranks among the most popular English-speaking resources on China.
11:50 – Doors open
12:00 – Conversation with Kaiser Kuo
13:30 – End of event
Space is limited and seats are awarded on a first come first serve basis.
A brown bag lunch will be served.
This event is for Asia Society Members only. How to become a member?
Attendance is free. In order to avoid no-shows, a CHF 50 no-show fee will be charged if you do not cancel your registration until 24 hours before the event the latest.
Kaiser Kuo is the co-host of the Sinica Podcast, founded in 2010. He was born in New York to parents originally from China and lived in Beijing from the late 1980s until 2016. There he co-founded the Heavy Metal band Tang Dynasty—a band that went on to considerable success during the 1990s. He has also been working as an editor, a tech sector reporter and a communications professional (serving as director of international communications for Youku, a leading Internet video site in China, and for Baidu, China’s leading search engine).
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