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The China Project
Sinica: Live in New York
In New York City on January 24, Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn will record an episode of the Sinica Podcast in front of a live audience with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson.
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In New York City on January 24, Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn will record an episode of the Sinica Podcast in front of a live audience with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Ian Johnson. Ian has extensive experience covering politics, religion, and society in China. He is the author of Wild grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China (2004) and The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao (2017) and Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for China studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Jeremy Goldkorn is Editor-in-Chief of The China Project and co-host of the Sinica podcast. He moved to China in 1995 and became managing editor of Beijing's first independent English-language entertainment magazine. In 2003, he founded the website and research firm, Danwei, which tracked Chinese media, markets, politics, and business. It was acquired in 2013 by the Financial Times. He has lived in a worker's dormitory, produced a documentary film about African soccer players in Beijing, and rode a bicycle from Peshawar to Kathmandu via Kashgar and Lhasa.
Kaiser Kuo is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast, the most popular English-language podcast on current affairs in China, which he hosts with Jeremy Goldkorn. The show has run since April 2010, and has published nearly 400 episodes. Until April 2016, Kaiser served as director of international communications for Baidu, China’s leading search engine. In 2016, Kaiser returned to the U.S. after a 20-year stint in Beijing, where his career spanned the gamut from music to journalism to technology. Kaiser also spent a year in Beijing from 1988 to 1989, when he co-founded the seminal Chinese heavy metal band Tang Dynasty as lead guitarist.
Ian Johnson is a Canadian-born American writer and independent scholar known for his long-time reporting and a series of books on China and Germany. Johnson writes regularly for The New York Review of Books and The New York Times, and speaks in Europe and North America. He has taught university courses at The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, and has been an adviser to The Journal of Asian Studies.
Johnson won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage in the Wall St. Journal of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. His reporting from China was also honored in 2001 by the Overseas Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2017 he won Stanford University's Shorenstein Prize for his body of work covering Asia. In 2019 he won the American Academy of Religion's "best in-depth newswriting" award.
He is the author of Wild Grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China (2004) and The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao (2017), and is the Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for China studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.