China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various experts to analyze the activities of the Chinese governing system and how these impact the complex relationships relating to China.
Missionary Roots of Nationalism
In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair Jude Blanchette is joined by Dan Mattingly, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University, to discuss his recent paper, The Missionary Roots of Nationalism: Evidence from China. In addition to the paper, they discuss emerging questions surrounding China’s system, the shift of leadership norms in China, and whether China is beginning a new crisis era under centralized rule.
Political Selection of Local Cadres
In this episode of Pekingology, Jude Blanchette is joined by Linan Jia, a political scientist who recently received her PhD from the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, to discuss her recent article, Loyalty and Competence: The Political Selection of Local Cadres in China.
China’s Strategic Opportunity
In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair Jude Blanchette is joined by Yong Deng, professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy, to discuss his new book, China's Strategic Opportunity: Change and Revisionism in Chinese Foreign Policy.
Chinese Influence through Technical Standardization Power
In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair Jude Blanchette is joined by Tim Rühlig, Research Fellow in the Technology and Global Affairs Program at the German Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss his recent paper, Chinese Influence through Technical Standardization Power.
In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair Jude Blanchette is joined by Josh Chin and Liza Lin, both reporters at the Wall Street Journal, to discuss their new book, Surveillance State: Inside China's Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control.
Capital Mobility and Taxation
In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair Jude Blanchette is joined by Ling Chen, an assistant professor in political economy at Johns Hopkins SAIS, to discuss her article, Capital Mobility and Taxation: State-Business Collusion in China.
Pros: informative. Cons: unnecessarily convoluted.
I get lots from this show and love the choice in guests. I feel I’m getting read into the most current academic discourse on China.
A few critiques: please stop asking compound questions; please contextualize the discussions a little better for the audience; and, if this podcast is intended for a broad audience, simplify and expand the scope of the discussion.