一个轻松愉快的英语播客，展示了一群目前正在中国留下印记的人。 这群人唯一的共同点是，他们都是有趣的人，或有引人入胜的故事进述，或有发人深省的想法分享。 而当他们所有的故事和想法拼凑在一起时，就形成了中国马赛克。
A lighthearted English-language podcast showcasing an array of people who are currently making their mark in China. The only common factor is that they are interesting people with engaging stories to tell, or thought- provoking ideas to share. When all their stories and ideas are pieced together, they form a Mosaic of China.
"Codependency": Bonus Episode from Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs, Season 03
We've reached the halfway point of Season 03. And following in the tradition from previous seasons, we're marking the occasion with a special bonus episode, and an extra special bonus guest. This particular guest has been a long time coming!The timing of this episode couldn't be better. Not only does it coincide with the New Year and the run-up to Spring Festival in China, it also coincides with an inflexion point in China as it pivots from Zero-COVID to a new period of openness and opportunity. What kind of emotions does this massive change generate in those of us who have spent the last three years in China? Well... it's complicated.
The Incurable Optimist (s03e15: 'DAJIANG', Tourette's Advocate)
Yes, today's episode is all about what it's like to live in China with Tourette syndrome (妥瑞症). But what it's really about is neurodiversity. Some people still have a defensive attitude towards those of us with mental and neurological conditions, treating them as victims deserving of our fear, pity or even derision. But Dajiang's story reminds us that we should instead focus on dignity, happiness, and mutual understanding.
This doesn't mean that all of us should celebrate our deficiencies, nor use them as excuses to avoid self-improvement. But at the same time, we don't need to 'see past' someone's disorders; we don't need to 'tolerate' someone's conditions. Listening to their stories and understanding their distinct points of view is not a sacrifice. It's a privilege. So a big thanks to Dajiang for being the last new guest of 2022, and ending the year on an uplifting note.
The Compost Evangelist (s03e14: Alizée BUYSSCHAERT)
The environment is one of those topics that we all know we need to talk about, but at the same time desperately want to avoid. None of us want to be lectured on all the things we're doing wrong, and none of us need yet another reminder about how the human race is mismanaging its impact on the planet. So it's a breath of fresh air to have a conversation with someone who is not only passionate about the environment but also... fun. In today's episode, Alizée Buysschaert talks about the way she personally challenged herself to reduce 90% of the waste that she produced every day. And how this challenge led to a number of personal and professional reinventions.
The Hotpot Comrade (s03e13: XIE Xiao)
There are two themes of today’s show: the first is location, and the second is identity. There exist derogatory stereotypes about both. Today's conversation touches on the intersectionality of these stereotypes in China, and the way in which we can either casually dispel them or defiantly embrace them. In either case, we can have fun joking about them and stripping them of their venom.As well as being involved in cinema projects, today's guest Xie Xiao participates in many other voluntary groups in China. And he has many stories that reflect his own personal background, as well as those of the people with whom he engages in China.
The Sleep Coach (s03e12: Rumbiey MUCHENJE)
Is there anything more pathetically banal than talking about sleep? We all do it, so… who cares? Until recent years, that's what many of us would have said. But these days there's a growing recognition that sleep quality lies at the root of our holistic wellbeing, and is deserving of further investigation.That's where we encounter a brand new problem. Since issues with sleep do indeed speak to a broader holistic imbalance, how do we even start to deconstruct the cocktail of behavioural, hormonal, environmental, medical and emotional factors that might be at play? And once diagnosed, how then do we avoid the modern temptation to seek quick fixes, and truly develop new habits and long-term solutions? Step in Rumbiey Muchenje to discuss the world of sleep coaching in China, and the story that took her from adolescence in Harare to ‘Sleepless in Shanghai’.
The Game Designer (s03e11: Simon CHAPUIS, Ubisoft)
There are some people who view video gaming at best as a time-wasting distraction, and at worst as a vice. But in listening to today's episode with the game designer Simon Chapuis, even detractors will understand the passion, creativity and teamwork that it takes to usher a game from conception to market.Simon's career has taken him from France to Germany, to Spain and finally to China, where he is now a Senior Game Designer at Ubisoft in the city of Chengdu. His story not only illustrates the dynamic and international nature of the gaming industry, but also the complexity and pressure that can accompany this collaborative endeavour.
Dulce et utile
Dulce et utile!
Enjoyed the diversity of guests and richness of perspectives!!
Realy like the podcasts ,it's conducted by a positive and authentic pespective to show Chinese culture to the world.