103 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。

    The Hotpot Homo (XIE Xiao, SHQFF & CINEMQ)

    The Hotpot Homo (XIE Xiao, SHQFF & CINEMQ)

    There are two themes of today’s show: the first is location, and the second is queer identity. There exist derogatory stereotypes about both, which could be described as either xenophobic or homophobic. 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 queer cinema projects such SHQFF and CINEMQ, today's guest Xie Xiao participates in many other queer 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 the China LGBTQ+ community. The episode also includes catch-up interviews with: 'Cocosanti' from Season 02 Episode 05 https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-episode-05-cocosantiand Sebastien Denes from Season 01 Episode 11 https://mosaicofchina.com/season-01-episode-11-sebastien-denes00:00 - Trailer & Intro 02:06 - Part 1 22:56 - Part 2 30:37 - Outro 33:18 - Catch-Up Interview [1]37:55 - Catch-Up Interview [2]Subscribe to the PREMIUM version, see the visuals, and/or follow the full transcript for this episode at:https://mosaicofchina.com/season-03-episode-13-xie-xiaoJoin the community: Instagramhttps://instagram.com/oscologyLinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/mosaicofchinaFacebookhttps://facebook.com/mosaicofchinaWeChathttps://mosaicofchina.com/wechat

    • 42 min
    The Sleep Coach (Rumbiey MUCHENJE, Purposely Healthy)

    The Sleep Coach (Rumbiey MUCHENJE, Purposely Healthy)

    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 episode also includes a catch-up interview with: Astrid Poghosyan from Season 01 Episode 04 https://mosaicofchina.com/season-01-episode-04-astrid-poghosyanChapters00:00 - Trailer & Intro 01:32 - Part 1 40:13 - Part 2 48:11 - Outro 51:02 - Catch-Up Interview Subscribe to the PREMIUM version, see the visuals, and/or follow the full transcript for this episode at:https://mosaicofchina.com/season-03-episode-12-rumbiey-muchenjeJoin the community: Instagramhttps://instagram.com/oscologyLinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/mosaicofchinaFacebookhttps://facebook.com/mosaicofchinaWeChathttps://mosaicofchina.com/wechat

    • 55 min
    The Game Designer (Simon CHAPUIS, Ubisoft)

    The Game Designer (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.The episode also includes a catch-up interview with: Ajay Jain from Season 02 Episode 21 https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-episode-21-ajay-jainChapters00:00 - Trailer & Intro 01:31 - Part 1 25:51 - Part 2 33:50 - Outro 36:04 - Catch-Up Interview Subscribe to the PREMIUM version, see the visuals, and/or follow the full transcript for this episode at:https://mosaicofchina.com/season-03-episode-11-simon-chapuisJoin the community: Instagramhttps://instagram.com/oscologyLinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/mosaicofchinaFacebookhttps://facebook.com/mosaicofchinaWeChathttps://mosaicofchina.com/wechat

    • 40 min
    The Mongolian Teacher (Tsogtgerel BUMERDENE)

    The Mongolian Teacher (Tsogtgerel BUMERDENE)

    The country of Mongolia is sandwiched between Russia and China, and there are ethnic Mongolian areas in all three countries. So when talking about Mongolian people in China, it's not always clear whether you're talking about ethnic Mongolians from the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia [内蒙古 - Nèiménggǔ], or Mongolian nationals from across the border. Today's episode is with Tsogtgerel ("Tsogi") Bumerdene, a Mongolian national living in China, who wears this mantle of identity every day. But more than that, she's an artist, designer, teacher and mother. So we cover all of these facets in our casual yet wide-ranging conversation. The episode also includes catch-up interviews with: DJ BO from Season 02 Episode 23 https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-episode-23-dj-boand Abe Deyo from Season 01 Episode 07 https://mosaicofchina.com/season-01-episode-27-abe-deyoChapters00:00 - Trailer & Intro 00:56 - Part 1 16:15 - Part 2 25:42 - Outro 29:34 - Catch-Up Interview [1]33:36 - Catch-Up Interview [2]Subscribe to the PREMIUM version, see the visuals, and/or follow the full transcript for this episode at:https://mosaicofchina.com/season-03-episode-10-tsogtgerel-bumerdene Join the community: Instagramhttps://instagram.com/oscologyLinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/mosaicofchinaFacebookhttps://facebook.com/mosaicofchinaWeChathttps://mosaicofchina.com/wechat

    • 38 min
    The Rope Artist (’LAODAI’) [CLEAN Version]

    The Rope Artist (’LAODAI’) [CLEAN Version]

    Sometimes big themes can be tackled through the guise of performance art. In previous episodes of the Mosaic of China podcast, we have explored how drag performers can teach us to embrace our own weirdness, and how clowns can teach us to embrace our own fallibility. These stories may be specific to China, but they apply to us all.
     
    In today’s very special episode, we explore how the world of Rope Art has made its way from Japan to China. And we discover how this art form can make us think about the themes of communication, connection and consent.
     
    The episode also includes a catch-up interview with:
    Yang Yi from Season 01 Episode 21
    https://mosaicofchina.com/season-01-episode-21-yang-yi
     
    Chapters
    00:00 - Trailer & Intro 
    01:50 - Part 1 
    24:57 - Part 2 
    33:03 - Outro  
    36:39 - Catch-Up Interview 
     
    Subscribe to the PREMIUM version, see the visuals, and/or follow the full transcript for this episode at:
    https://mosaicofchina.com/season-03-episode-09-laodai
     
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    • 40 min
    The Shibari Artist (’LAODAI’) [EXPLICIT Version]

    The Shibari Artist (’LAODAI’) [EXPLICIT Version]

    Sometimes big themes can be tackled through the guise of performance art. In previous episodes of the podcast, we have explored how drag performers can teach us to embrace our own weirdness, and how clowns can teach us to embrace our own fallibility. These stories may be specific to China, but they apply to us all.
     
    In today’s very special episode, we explore how the world of Shibari (縛り) has made its way from the world of BDSM to the world of Rope Art, and also made its way from Japan to China. And we discover how this art form can make us think about the themes of communication, connection and consent.
     
    The episode also includes a catch-up interview with:
    Yang Yi from Season 01 Episode 21
    https://mosaicofchina.com/season-01-episode-21-yang-yi
     
    Chapters
    00:00 - Trailer & Intro
    01:50 - Part 1
    27:37 - Part 2
    35:42 - Outro
    39:26 - Catch-Up Interview
     
    Subscribe to the PREMIUM version, see the visuals, and/or follow the full transcript for this episode at:
    https://mosaicofchina.com/season-03-episode-09-laodai
     
    Join the community:
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    https://instagram.com/oscology
    LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/mosaicofchina
    Facebook
    https://facebook.com/mosaicofchina
    WeChat
    https://mosaicofchina.com/wechat

    • 43 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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