49 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 Oscar Fuchs

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 149 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 Bearded Lady ("COCOSANTI", Drag Artist)

    The Bearded Lady ("COCOSANTI", Drag Artist)

    The art of drag, with its emphasis on exaggerated costumes and makeup, has gained mainstream popularity around the world, particularly over the last decade. And China is no exception. While drag in the West can trace its roots from Elizabethan England up to the underground queer scene of New York, drag in East Asia draws its own lineage from the Beijing Opera.  As one of the more prominent members of the drag queen community in Shanghai, Cocosanti joins this week’s episode of Mosaic of China to discuss the meaning of drag, her own personal journey as an artist, and the way in which drag queens can teach us all that… it’s OK to be a little weird. Follow the full transcript for this episode at https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-episode-05-cocosanti. Subscribe to the PREMIUM version of this episode at https://patreon.com/mosaicofchina. See the visuals and join the community on Instagram (https://instagram.com/mosaicofchina), Facebook (https://facebook.com/mosaicofchina), and WeChat (https://mosaicofchina.com/wechat). The episode also includes a catch-up interview with Sebastien DENES from Season 01 Episode 11. (https://mosaicofchina.com/season-01-episode-11-sebastien-denes).

    • 34 min
    The Peruvian Healer (Katherine WONG, The Andean Apothecary)

    The Peruvian Healer (Katherine WONG, The Andean Apothecary)

    Shanghai is one of those magical places where people can somehow become who they were always supposed to be. This is what happened to Katherine Wong, who decided one day to quit her corporate job, and start earning a living by sharing her knowledge of traditional Peruvian remedies with customers in China. Growing up in Peru with a Taiwanese father, a Bolivian mother, and a nanny from the Amazonian jungle, Katherine is perfectly placed to describe the links between Peru and China, as well as explore the similarities and differences in their beliefs and superstitions. The episode also includes a catch-up interview with Angie WU from Season 01 Episode 18. (https://mosaicofchina.com/season-01-episode-18-angie-wu).Follow the full transcript for this episode at https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-episode-04-katherine-wong. Subscribe to the PREMIUM version of this episode at https://patreon.com/mosaicofchina.See the visuals and join the community on Instagram (https://instagram.com/mosaicofchina), Facebook (https://facebook.com/mosaicofchina), and WeChat (https://mosaicofchina.com/wechat).

    • 28 min
    The Streetwise Sinologist (CHANG Chihyun, History Professor)

    The Streetwise Sinologist (CHANG Chihyun, History Professor)

    There are some professors who can justifiably be accused of living in their own little academic bubbles, but Professor Chang Chihyun is not one of them.  In today's episode, Chihyun talks about his experiences in the world of unversity education in China, and shares a few morsels of his knowledge of history and sinology along the way.  The episode also includes a catch-up interview with Tom BARKER from Season 01 Episode 25. Follow the full transcript for this episode at https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-episode-03-chang-chihyun. Subscribe to the PREMIUM version of this episode at https://patreon.com/mosaicofchina. See the visuals and join the community on Instagram (https://instagram.com/mosaicofchina), Facebook (https://facebook.com/mosaicofchina), and WeChat (https://mosaicofchina.com/wechat).

    • 34 min
    The Streetside Foodie (Jamie BARYS, UnTour Food Tours)

    The Streetside Foodie (Jamie BARYS, UnTour Food Tours)

    Food can be a window into a culture. But it can also be a barrier, especially when it comes to street food. Many can be intimidated to communicate with hawkers who often speak with strong dialects. And many can be turned off by hole-in-the-wall establishments, where there's no fancy décor, and definitely no English menu. Jamie Barys has made it her mission to remove these barriers, by offering tours that uncover some of the hidden delights of Chinese cuisine. In this episode, she reveals some of her favourite lesser-known dishes, explains the history and legends behind them, and also discusses how she has managed to pivot the focus of her business which, until 2020, had been reliant on tourists from outside of China. The episode also includes a catch-up interview with Lexis COMSTOCK from Season 01 Episode 20. Follow the full transcript for this episode at https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-episode-02-jamie-barys. Subscribe to the PREMIUM version of this episode at https://patreon.com/mosaicofchina. See the visuals and join the community on Instagram (https://instagram.com/mosaicofchina), Facebook (https://facebook.com/mosaicofchina), and WeChat (https://mosaicofchina.com/wechat).

    • 32 min
    The Trend Tracker (Stéphane WILMET, L'Oréal China)

    The Trend Tracker (Stéphane WILMET, L'Oréal China)

    With thirty years at L'Oréal, and fifteen of those in leadership roles in mainland China, Stéphane has made a career of anticipating trends in China, and catering to the needs of the powerful and illusive 'Chinese consumer'. In this episode, we discuss the art and science of consumer insight analysis, through the prism of the beauty industry. We talk about the correlation between beauty and technology, and observe the new trends that are emerging in a post-COVID world. The episode also includes a catch-up interview with Sanford BROWNE from Season 01 Episode 29. Follow the full transcript for this episode at https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-episode-01-stephane-wilmet. Subscribe to the PREMIUM version of this episode at https://patreon.com/mosaicofchina.  See the visuals and join the community on Instagram (https://instagram.com/mosaicofchina), Facebook (https://facebook.com/mosaicofchina), and WeChat (https://mosaicofchina.com/wechat).

    • 34 min
    Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Season 2 Trailer

    Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Season 2 Trailer

    Hello, I’m Oscar. In this trailer, I introduce the new features of Season 2 of the Mosaic of China podcast, including the PREMIUM version of the show that is now available on Patreon (https://patreon.com/mosaicofchina), and the new transcripts of the show (https://mosaicofchina.com/transcripts). The transcripts have been designed for anyone whose first language isn’t English, or for listeners with hearing impairments, or for any English speakers who want to follow the words that are spoken in Chinese on the show. The PREMIUM version of the show will include an average of 10-20 minutes of extra content for every episode, accumulating to up to 10 hours of extra content over the course of the entire season. This is what I came up with to keep the show free from advertising, while at the same time create a way to accept donations towards the cost of putting this all together. So if you have anything to spare, and you want to help fund this independent project as an early Christmas present, please head over to https://patreon.com/mosaicofchina, and you can look forward to getting some great extra content too. See the visuals and join the community on Instagram (https://instagram.com/mosaicofchina), Facebook (https://facebook.com/mosaicofchina), and WeChat (https://mosaicofchina.com/wechat).

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 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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