I used to be a big fan of Mary Kay Magistad when she was The World’s East Asia correspondent, based in Beijing. I was always impressed with her sharp intellect as well as her common human touch. I came across her seven parts radio series called “Young in China”, looking into the coming of age… Continue reading Mary Kay Magistad’s Podcast “Whose Century Is it”
Early this year, a giant gold-painted statue of Chairman Mao was ordered to be removed from a village in central China’s Henan province. This little drama says a lot about the controversy surrounding the founding father of the People’s Republic of China. On the one hand, the authorities stubbornly stick to the vague verdict of… Continue reading thoughts on Mao on the 40th anniversity of his death
I gave a talk at the Beijing America Center about the changing role of chinese women to a small army of more than one hundred chinese audience, followed by heated discussion about women and society. A very rewarding experience!