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The Challenge of Writing about a Fast-Changing China: Notes from the Borderland Between Scholarship and Journalism, with Jeff Wasserstrom and Mara Hvistendahl

This episode is another joint venture with The China Beat blog, a recording of the conversation between Jeff Wasserstrom and Mara Hvistendahl held at UC Irvine on April 23rd.  As described on the China Beat, “The lively discussion covered Hvistendahl’s … Continue reading

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COUNTRY DRIVING: Peter Hessler in Conversation with Kenneth L. Pomeranz

This episode of the Making History Podcast features New Yorker writer Peter Hessler (author of the books River Town, Oracle Bones, and  Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory) in conversation with Professor Kenneth L. Pomeranz, on … Continue reading

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Episode 3, Part 2: Jeff Wasserstrom

This MHP episode offers an informal interview with China historian Jeff Wasserstrom, where he discusses a variety of topics about writing history. He gives advice on publishing book reviews, overcoming writer’s block, and names some of his favorite history books. … Continue reading

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Episode 3, Part 1: Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Episode Three offers a selection from Jeffrey Wasserstrom‘s latest book, China’s Brave New World: And Other Tales for Global Times. Following a reading of the essay “Mr. Mao Ringtones,” Jeff speaks about how he came to write a book of … Continue reading

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