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Today is Deng Xiaoping’s birthday, China Rising Radio Sinoland 170822

Deng honored on a billboard after his death. It says, “Uphold the Party’s Fundamental Principles – Don’t Waver for a Hundred Years”. He was a committed communist and ardent supporter of China’s socialist way of life, until his last dying breath.     Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), as well…

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The Chinese haven’t invented anything in the last 600 years, right? 44 Days Radio Sinoland, 2015.4.23

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 people are…

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Part 18 of 44 Days Beijing Radio AM774 Interview with Bruce Connolly

Pictured above: Jeff hamming it up on his way down the Canshan Mountains, above Dali, Yunnan. No matter how hard he tried, the stranger Jeff asked to take his picture could not hold the camera steady! What an incredible, 12,000km journey to tell, 44 Days. Photo from the book, 44 Days Backpacking in China, by…

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Part 15 of 44 Days Beijing Radio AM774 Interview with Bruce Connolly

Pictured above: fabulous late night traveling circus in Nayong, Guizhou, complete with magicians, Punch and Judy puppets, Chinese song and dance. Photo from the book, 44 Days Backpacking in China, by Jeff J. Brown. Listen to Jeff talk about some of the travel and cultural highlights from his book and journey, 44 Days Backpacking in…

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Part 14 of 44 Days Beijing Radio AM774 Interview with Bruce Connolly

Pictured above: Lugu Lake on the Yunnan side, after being ferried over by my Mosuo boatswain. I wrote about how these surface flowers were used by Noel Coward in one of his songs. Photo from the book, 44 Days Backpacking in China, by Jeff J. Brown. Listen to Jeff talk about some of the travel…

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Part 11 of 44 Days Beijing Radio AM774 Interview with Bruce Connolly

Pictured above: a Mosuo boatswain ferrying Jeff across Lugu Lake, from Sichuan to Yunnan. Photo from the book, 44 Days Backpacking in China, by Jeff J. Brown. Listen to Jeff talk about some of the travel and cultural highlights from his book and journey, 44 Days Backpacking in China. You can listen and download on…

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Part 10 of 44 Days Beijing Radio AM774 Interview with Bruce Connolly

Pictured above: a look across the amazingly beautiful Tibetan Liqi Valley, between Kangding and Jiulong, Sichuan. Photo from the book, 44 Days Backpacking in China, by Jeff J. Brown. Listen to Jeff talk about some of the travel and cultural highlights from his book and journey, 44 Days Backpacking in China. You can listen and…

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Part 9 of 44 Days Beijing Radio AM774 Interview with Bruce Connolly

Pictured above: a look down at the scenic vista of Tagong, on the Tibetan Plateau, from the imposing, sacred Mount Jinire, overlooking the town. Photo from the book, 44 Days Backpacking in China, by Jeff J. Brown. Listen to Jeff talk about some of the travel and cultural highlights from his book and journey, 44…

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Jeff Brown’s soul searching, boundary breaking talk about 44 Days, at the International School of Beijing

On 2014.3.17, Jeff J. Brown, author of 44 Days Backpacking in China, gave a talk at the International School of Beijing Parent-Teacher Association. Sweeping in scope, Jeff’s ISB talk is a deeply personal, soul searching and boundary breaking presentation. It will challenge your notions of the human condition, as he compares the history and current…

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Jeff J. Brown talks about 44 Days at the Bookworm Literary Festival, with Bill Kazer of the Wall Street Journal as moderator

Apologies for the photos being out of focus. The nice lady at the Bookworm didn’t notice she had the camera on manual focus… Better luck next year! Jeff and Bill have a jolly good time during their repartée together. One part of the packed house for the 44 Days book talk. Jeff hamming it up…

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