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The Third Culture is what emerges at the intersection between your culture of origin, and the other cultures by which you’ve been shaped.

Beyond Asian is a place for stories of global nomads with Asian roots, brought up in diversity.

Together, we explore the interplay of our pasts with our presents, and our relationships with the multiple cultures we move in.

These are more than conversations about Asian identity - they’re portraits of whole people - what keeps them up at night, what their hearts long for, and the impact they hope to have on their communities.

I’m your host, Sen Zhan, a Third Culture Kid born in China, raised in Canada, and currently based in Berlin. This series is a first step towards making peace with my own Asian background, and it’s my hope that other Third Culture Asians will hear themselves reflected in our stories.


New episodes on Sundays, every 2 weeks.

Beyond Asian: Stories of the Third Culture Bear Radio

    • Gesellschaft und Kultur
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The Third Culture is what emerges at the intersection between your culture of origin, and the other cultures by which you’ve been shaped.

Beyond Asian is a place for stories of global nomads with Asian roots, brought up in diversity.

Together, we explore the interplay of our pasts with our presents, and our relationships with the multiple cultures we move in.

These are more than conversations about Asian identity - they’re portraits of whole people - what keeps them up at night, what their hearts long for, and the impact they hope to have on their communities.

I’m your host, Sen Zhan, a Third Culture Kid born in China, raised in Canada, and currently based in Berlin. This series is a first step towards making peace with my own Asian background, and it’s my hope that other Third Culture Asians will hear themselves reflected in our stories.


New episodes on Sundays, every 2 weeks.

    S2 | E5 - Dr. Julian Xue, Psychiatrist & Confucian Scholar (AAPI & TCA Month 3-part series)

    S2 | E5 - Dr. Julian Xue, Psychiatrist & Confucian Scholar (AAPI & TCA Month 3-part series)

    The month of May is Asian-American Pacific Islander month, but for those of us who might not see ourselves in these adjectives, I thought we could expand the description to TCA month - Third Culture Asian month!

    So, for Third Culture Asian month, I’d like to share with you 3 back-to-back episodes that together frame the topic of the healing of intercultural and intergenerational conflict in the global asian diaspora community.

    In the last of this 3-part series, we’re speaking with Dr. Julian Xue to explore the complexity of the arrival space for Asian immigrants in the West. We’ll hear his take on what happens at the intersection between a Confucian, Asian experience of reality, and one informed by Western theories of mind, and what this means for the treatment of mental health difficulties.


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    To learn about Julian's work in mental health, go to
    https://www.liberaclinic.com/our-team

    To hear his first episode on Beyond Asian, see Season 1, Episode 9a and b

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    patreon.com/beyondasian.com

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    speakpipe.com/beyondasian

    • 31 min
    S2 | E4 - Iris Chen, author of "Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent" (AAPI & TCA Month 3-part series)

    S2 | E4 - Iris Chen, author of "Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent" (AAPI & TCA Month 3-part series)

    The month of May is Asian-American Pacific Islander month, but for those of us who might not see ourselves in these adjectives, I thought we could expand the description to TCA month - Third Culture Asian month!

    So, for Third Culture Asian month, I’d like to share with you 3 back-to-back episodes that together frame the topic of the healing of intercultural and intergenerational conflict in the global asian diaspora community.

    On the second of this 3-part series, we’ll hear from Iris Chen, Chinese-American author of the book “Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent”, and the different approach that she takes to parenting, and how some traditional Asian values can be better understood from a more holistic perspective.

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    To learn about the Untigering movement, and to read Iris' book, go to untigering.com

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    To support this show as a patron, go to
    patreon.com/beyondasian.com

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    To leave me a voice message about this episode, go to
    speakpipe.com/beyondasian

    • 30 min
    S2 | E3 - Sherry Yuan Hunter, Trauma Recovery Coach (AAPI & TCA Month 3-part series)

    S2 | E3 - Sherry Yuan Hunter, Trauma Recovery Coach (AAPI & TCA Month 3-part series)

    The month of May is Asian-American Pacific Islander month, but for those of us who might not see ourselves in these adjectives, I thought we could expand the description to TCA month - Third Culture Asian month!

    So, for Third Culture Asian month, I’d like to share with you 3 back-to-back episodes that together frame the topic of the healing of intercultural and intergenerational conflict in the global asian diaspora community.

    On the first of this 3-part series, Chinese-Canadian trauma recovery coach Sherry Yuan Hunter shares what she’s seen from having worked intimately with a range of Asian clients around the world to help understand and heal the root causes of intergenerational trauma.

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    To learn about Sherry's Trauma Recovery Coaching, go to
    sandwichparenting.com

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    To support this show as a patron, go to
    patreon.com/beyondasian.com

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    To leave me a voice message about this episode, go to
    speakpipe.com/beyondasian

    • 32 min
    S2 | E2 - Zac Steer, Third Culture Youth

    S2 | E2 - Zac Steer, Third Culture Youth

    By 17, Third Culture Kid Zac Steer had traveled to nearly 60 countries, and had lived for several years in China. What is returning to Canada like after such a journey? Check out this featurette of Third Culture Youth, on Beyond Asian

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    S2 | E1 - You Konichiwa'ed the Wrong Guy

    S2 | E1 - You Konichiwa'ed the Wrong Guy

    Welcome back for Season 2!
    After a long pandemic-induced break, we're back today with Hansol Seung, a Korean-German musician, to hear how he transformed an aggression on the street into a punkrock song.

    The single tells the story of anti-Asian racism from the perspective of Hansol (he/him), who is of Korean descent. SHORELINE teamed up with Asian-American Singer-Songwriter KOJI (they/them) to work on the song. 

    KOJI was born in Peixtin (Paxton) (or Harrisburg) PA and just recently came back from a long hiatus, releasing their most recent single “To Carry (On and On)”- a song about their experience as a member of the Asian diaspora, facing white supremacy and the movements to eradicate the conditions that create violence. 

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    SHOWNOTES

    Konichiwa Lyrics:
    Start another conversation about the place where I was born

    (but where are you really from?)

    I don’t really understand why you want to be in control

    Tell another joke that I’ve heard about a thousand times before

    your fingers stretch your eyes to mock mine

    you think like a dinosaur



    I don’t know how your head’s so old but you’re still young

    not in a good way, it’s all wrong



    your excuse and words mean nothing

    your ideas were broken by the test of time

    shout “konichiwa” and I swear one more time

    and I will lose my shit and fuck you up



    Okay I know, you’ve been asking out of interest

    low expectations, you compliment my language

    maybe at some point you should reflect on your choice

    to fetishize my skin

    (you speak so well)

    you’re just a clone of an older species

    you will go on and praise tradition



    I don’t know how your head’s so old but you’re still young

    not in a good way, it’s all wrong



    your excuse and words mean nothing

    your ideas were broken by the test of time

    shout “konichiwa” and I swear one more time

    and I will lose my shit and fuck you up

    stray for more, stray for love

    I know you’re smart at heart

    shed the skin, it’s embarrassing


    decenter, dismantle, abolish

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    SHORELINE’s website: shorelineband.com
    Instagrams: Band: @shoreline_band
    Hansol: @meatfreeyouth
    KOJI: @kojisaysaloha
    Label Shoreline: @end_hits_records
    Label KOJI: @getbetterrecords

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    • 25 min
    10d. Living Life Itself: Sylvie Barbier | Chapter 4: The Hub Knock Life

    10d. Living Life Itself: Sylvie Barbier | Chapter 4: The Hub Knock Life

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

kate.app ,

So insightful!

I’m not from an Asian background, and still - this podcast opennd my eyes to a lot of issues we all face as humans: the search for belonging and community, the feeling of inadequacy and conflict.
Many impulses, it’s as if I gained a whole new understanding.
I also love the engaging, calming voice of the podcast host Sen. The whole podcast team has put a lot of effort and love into the production. Thanks!

kparkerdesign ,

Eye-opening and interesting!

Intriguing and insightful. The host, Sen Zhan really has a knack for interviewing and hosts very interesting guests. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to stories, hardships, and points of view from a culture that is very different from my own - very eye opening. I think such podcasts help open our eyes to other cultures and helps faciliitate a more conscious, accepting society. Can't wait for the next episode!

montrealrider ,

These are the stories I’ve been needing to hear all my life

So grateful I found this new series. It’s sometimes challenging to hear what other people have been through as Asians, or Third Culture Kids, but it’s been such a relief to hear someone talk about these issues. Definitely worth following!

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