88 episodes

An English-language podcast showcasing people who are making their mark in China.
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。

Mosaic of China Oscology

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 152 Ratings

An English-language podcast showcasing people who are making their mark in China.
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。

    Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Bonus Episode from Footprints (CRI)

    Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Bonus Episode from Footprints (CRI)

    Being locked into our compounds hasn't been a fun experience for the residents of Shanghai over the last month. But we will survive this inconvenience, and we will hopefully be all the more grateful for the luxuries of living in Shanghai, once they have finally returned.

     

    Oscar could have spent this time preparing for Season 03 of Mosaic of China. But he hasn’t. So the launch of next season is probably still weeks away. However, today we’re including an edited version of the conversation he had with the hosts of a podcast called Footprints. A big thanks to the Footprints team at China Radio International (CRI) for giving permission to share this on the feed for Mosaic of China. The original full episode can be found at http://chinaplus.cri.cn/podcast/detail/2/118706.

     

    Subscribe to the PREMIUM version, see the visuals, and/or follow the full transcript for this episode at https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-bonus-footprints-cri

     

    Join the community on Instagram (https://instagram.com/oscology), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/mosaicofchina), Facebook (https://facebook.com/mosaicofchina) or WeChat (https://mosaicofchina.com/wechat).

    • 21 min
    Season 02 Compilation: Chinese Phrases

    Season 02 Compilation: Chinese Phrases

    If language is one of the most important keys to unlocking a culture, then today's tenth and final compilation episode from Season 02 of the show perhaps represents the epitome of what I’m trying to achieve with Mosaic of China. It's a collection of the voices of 30 people from 30 contrasting backgrounds describing 30 favourite words or phrases in Chinese.


     


    With hearts heavy under the burden of world news at the moment, please use this as a much-needed injection of joy and entertainment. And consider it a thank you from me to all those who have been following the podcast through this second season. I'm looking forward to returning with 30 brand new episodes later in the Spring of 2022.


     


    Subscribe to the PREMIUM version, see the visuals, and/or follow the full transcript for this episode at https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-compilation-10-chinese-phrases


     


    Join the community on Instagram (https://instagram.com/oscology), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/mosaicofchina), Facebook (https://facebook.com/mosaicofchina) or WeChat (https://mosaicofchina.com/wechat).

    • 27 min
    Season 02 Compilation: China Hangouts

    Season 02 Compilation: China Hangouts

    In today’s penultimate compilation episode from Season 02, we’re talking about the favourite places people like to frequent in China.

    Whether you’re looking for recommendations of street food, high-end restaurants, bars, or coffee shops, you should find some inspiration from today’s episode.

    Subscribe to the PREMIUM version, see the visuals, and/or follow the full transcript for this episode at https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-compilation-09-china-hangouts

    Join the community on Instagram (https://instagram.com/oscology), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/mosaicofchina), Facebook (https://facebook.com/mosaicofchina) or WeChat (https://mosaicofchina.com/wechat).

    • 25 min
    Season 02 Compilation: WeChat Stickers

    Season 02 Compilation: WeChat Stickers

    We're coming up to the Spring Festival in China, so please consider this to be your Chinese New Year gift. It's the compilation episode of the favourite WeChat stickers from the guest of Season 02.
     
    With electronic communications, it’s no longer good enough to learn how to compose compelling messages; you need to be fluent in the language of images. Without including things like emojis and emoticons in our messages, they can come across as cold, blunt, and rude. And there’s arguably no medium where this is more important than on WeChat, where the use of gifs is almost universal. So take a listen to how the guests of Season 02 answer the question: “What is your favourite WeChat Sticker,” and reflect on your own fluency in these new visual languages.
     
    Subscribe to the PREMIUM version, see the visuals, and/or follow the full transcript for this episode at https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-compilation-08-wechat-stickers
     
    Join the community on Instagram (https://instagram.com/oscology), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/mosaicofchina), Facebook (https://facebook.com/mosaicofchina) or WeChat (https://mosaicofchina.com/wechat).

    • 21 min
    Season 02 Compilation: China Bests & Worsts

    Season 02 Compilation: China Bests & Worsts

    In today's special compilation episode from Season 02 of the show, we listen to how 30 people answered the question: "If you left China, what would you miss the most, and what would you miss the least?"


     


    There’s no such thing as perfection, living life is about dealing with both the rough and the smooth. The same holds true no matter where you live, or to which cultural identity you feel most affiliated. So it always makes for interesting listening to hear how people from different backgrounds answer this particular question. Subscribe to the PREMIUM version, see the visuals, and/or follow the full transcript for this episode at


    https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-compilation-07-china-bests-and-worsts


     


    Join the community on Instagram (https://instagram.com/oscology), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/mosaicofchina), Facebook (https://facebook.com/mosaicofchina) or WeChat (https://mosaicofchina.com/wechat).

    • 25 min
    Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Bonus Episode from The Honest Drink

    Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Bonus Episode from The Honest Drink

    To mark the final episode of 2021, we're switching away from our usual programming to include an edited version of the discussion that Oscar had on The Honest Drink podcast. Recorded a few weeks ago, the conversation covers many aspects that we don't usually have a chance to explore in Mosaic of China, so I hope you'll enjoy listening to the different themes that emerge.


     


    A big thanks to Justin, Howie and Aric for giving permission to share this on the feed for Mosaic of China. The original full episode can be found at https://thehonestdrink.libsyn.com/99-oscar-fuchs-warts-and-all. Here's wishing everyone a great end to 2021.


     


    Subscribe to the PREMIUM version, see the visuals, and/or follow the full transcript for this episode at https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-bonus-the-honest-drink


     


    Join the community on Instagram (https://instagram.com/oscology), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/mosaicofchina), Facebook (https://facebook.com/mosaicofchina) or WeChat (https://mosaicofchina.com/wechat).

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

Eponine64 ,

Rich in stories

I’m fascinated by China as so many people are I’m sure, this really gives you wonderful insight into so many aspects of the country and it’s quirks. Great interview style and some wonderfully illuminating stories from a really varied group of guests making their life and work in China.

IMissBroadway ,

Useful Entertainment

Fun and useful!
What a great podcast with lot of precious info that even Shanghainese should be listening to :)

Vinnie EFA 2020 ,

Very Insightful and Entertaining

As someone who’s lived in China several years there’s not much that I haven’t seen and experienced. Thus it’s rare that I’ll spend time on webinars or podcasts to do with everyday life here. With that said discovering MOC was a pleasant surprise. And In fact I have learned quite a lot through the views of others. It’s allowed me to step outside my own world a bit and gain new insights some of which are much different than my own. This is a very well done program that offers a variety of interesting subject matter and engaging guests. Keep up the good work guys. I look forward to the upcoming season!

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