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Football was China’s national sport for millennia. Why are they so bad now? China Rising Radio Sinoland 180702

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: on the left is Emperor Taizu of Song playing cuju (football) with Prime Minister Zhao Pu. He reigned in the 10th century. This painting is by artist Qian Xuan (1235–1305). On the right, 1,000 years later, then Vice President Xi Jinping showed off his football skills, while inspecting a…

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I can see for miles in China. What do you see from your vantage point? China Rising Radio Sinoland 171117

By Jeff J. Brown Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), as well as being syndicated on iTunes and Stitcher Radio (links below): n the second book of The China Trilogy (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2017/05/19/the-china-trilogy/), China Rising – Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations, I frequently expressed my amazement at how living and working in China is…

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A review of Godfree Roberts’ yin-yang Xi-Trump crystal ball predictions. China Rising Radio Sinoland 171113

By Jeff J. Brown Love or hate, war or peace; the good, the bad and the ugly? Let’s see how Godfree Roberts’ crystal ball performed last week. Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), as well as being syndicated on iTunes and Stitcher Radio (links below): he day before US President Donald…

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Mao Zedong: Ow! Or Wow? 44 Days Radio Sinoland Show 15.5.1

    Join Jeff in Beijing for his 44 Days Radio Sinoland Show. He discusses news and events about China, at home and around the world – information you almost never see and hear behind the Great Western Firewall. China is way too important to not have an insider’s perspective on how its leaders and…

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Desert Island Books Interview, with Jeff J. Brown, author of 44 Days Backpacking in China

Will I ever get there? (image by 3.bp.blogspot.com) The owner/editor of a popular weekly magazine in Beijing challenged Jeff J. Brown, author of 44 Days Backpacking in China to answer personal questions about books and what literature, writers and genres mean to him. Some of his answers are quite surprising and revealing, and go all…

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