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Sinica Live Podcast and Interview: Chinese Students Abroad Under Pressure Eric Fish and Siqi Tu

March 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speakers: Jeremy Goldkorn, Kaiser Kuo, Eric Fish, Siqi Tu
Event Fee: FREE
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

In this live Sinica Podcast at China Institute, Co-hosts Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn will be joined by Eric Fish and Siqi Tu to discuss the issues that Chinese university students face when studying in the U.S. – from the personal to the political. With scrutiny now on the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Christopher Wray’s (FBI director) remarks to the Senate Intelligence Committee on China as a “whole of society threat,” and suspicion of Chinese scientists and researchers over industrial espionage, Chinese students rightly worry about racial profiling and a hostile environment.

Eric Fish is the author of the book China’s Millennials: The Want Generation. From 2007 to 2014, he was based in China where he worked for the Economic Observer and contributed to outlets including The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, and The Telegraph, among others. In his book, Fish, a millennial himself, explores the cultural and economic issues that Chinese youth born in the 1980’s and 90’s are grappling with today, from the uncertain futures of recent college graduates to the ideological clashes between generations.

Siqi Tu is a doctoral student in sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. She received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and a master’s degree in sociology from Columbia University. Her work is primarily within the areas of urban sociology, immigration, education and inequality. She was born and raised in Shanghai and moved to New York City in 2012. She developed her interest in immigration and urban neighborhoods as a keen observer of diverse communities in different metropolitan areas. Since Fall 2014, Ms. Tu has been teaching undergraduate-level sociology courses at Brooklyn College.

Jeremy Goldkorn is SupChina’s Editor in Chief and co-founder of the Sinica Podcast. He lived in China from 1995 to 2015, where he founded and ran a number of print magazines and websites. He founded the groundbreaking website Danwei, which reported on and translated Chinese media and internet news and was acquired by the Financial Times in 2013

Kaiser Kuo is SupChina’s Editor at Large and co-founder of the Sinica Podcast. In his more than 20 years in China, he co-founded Tang Dynasty, China’s first heavy metal band, worked for many years as a tech journalist, and served as director of international communications for leading Chinese search engine Baidu.

For questions please contact Aaron Nicholson at 212-744-8181 ext. 138 or by email at [email protected]


March 14, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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40 Rector Street
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