China Today

May 9, 2004
(was 07.06.2003)

When the Soviet Union fell, China was poised to take over as America’s next great enemy.  The 9/11 happened and there was a new enemy.  So, what about China?  Next time, we’ll take a closer look at China today and what the future holds for US/China relations.  Also, a talk with Nobel prize-winning writer Gao Xingjian.  And we’ll take a musical odyssey along the Silk Road.

  1. Ross Terrill on "The New Chinese Empire"

    Ross Terrill talks with Steve Paulson about the internal politics of China and says the Communist Party is becoming irrelevant to Chinese life.

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  2. Wu Man on the Pipa

    Wu Man is a professional Chinese musician living in the West. Her instrument is the pipa, a stringed instrument plucked like a guitar.

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  3. Steve Paulson Reports on Chinese Literature Today

    Steve Paulson reports on the state of Chinese literature today. He talks with Annie Wang, Nobel Prize Laureate Gao Xingjian and National Book Award winner Ha Jin.

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  4. Iris Chang on "The Chinese in America"

    Iris Chang is the author of “The Chinese in America: A Narrative History.”  She talks with Steve Paulson about that history.

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  5. Xinran on Women in China

    Xinran hosted a call-in radio program in Beijing which for eight years told the heart-rending true stories of women’s lives in China.

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