25 episodes

China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various experts to analyze the activities of the Chinese governing system and how these impact the complex relationships relating to China.

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China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various experts to analyze the activities of the Chinese governing system and how these impact the complex relationships relating to China.

    Retrofitting Leninism

    Retrofitting Leninism

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Dimitar Gueorguiev, an associate professor of political science at Syracuse University, to discuss his forthcoming book, Retrofitting Leninism: Participation without Democracy in China.

    • 32 min
    Visible Development First

    Visible Development First

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Leng Ning, an Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, to discuss her research on state-business relations and incentive structures for CCP cadres. 

    • 35 min
    Overcoming the Emperor's Dilemma

    Overcoming the Emperor's Dilemma

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Wang Yuhua, the Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University, to discuss how rulers in Imperial China maintained -- and lost -- political power. 

    • 37 min
    Patriotic Education

    Patriotic Education

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Karrie J. Koesel, an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, to discuss her research on Beijing's campaign to instill regime loyalty amongst the Chinese population.

    • 34 min
    Cautious Bully

    Cautious Bully

    In this week’s episode of Pekingology, Jude Blanchette is joined by George Mason University's Ketian Zhang to discuss her recent article, "Cautious Bully: Reputation, Resolve, and Beijing's Use of Coercion in the South China Sea."

    • 46 min
    Ideology Matters

    Ideology Matters

    In this week’s episode of Pekingology, Jude Blanchette is joined by Jason Wu, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, to discuss his work mapping the substance and spectrum of ideology in China. 

    • 35 min

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Anthony Bill, Tasmania, AUS ,

Excellent, recommended.

Excellent content, but audio quality -especially the host - is poor. The cause is not the microphone. A simple production trick that might help: reduce even eliminate echo by having a towel over your head.

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