Manufacturing Narratives: Lessons from the Hong Kong Protests with Nury VittachiDaniel Dumbrill | Nury Vittachi, a long time Hong Kong resident/journalist/author who describes his previous self as an anti-China journalist, discusses his book “The Other Side of the Story: A Secret War in Hong Kong” and speaks more about the 2019 protests, which completely changed his perspective on China, along with many other Hong Kongers as well.
What unfolded in Hong Kong, how it was reported, the memory of those events and what is often left out serves as a valuable lesson about critical thinking and the sate of mainstream media.
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24 Sep 2021
Other publications by Carl Zha
Canada declares genocide in XinjiangCarl Zha | I spoke with Justin Podur to discuss the unanimous declaration by the Canadian parliament (followed by the Netherlands parliament days later) in February 2021 that a genocide is taking place in Xinjiang. What is really behind this declaration, and how can Canadian history, and Chinese history, help us think about the issue?
1. Will China become a hegemon like the US?
2. What does rising Chinese mean for Chinas neighbors?
3. What should we think about Xinjiang?
4. Sinophobia and anti-Asian racism ...and more!
29 Sep 2020
China invades Taiwan Airspace?Calr Zha | Carl talks to Taiwanese Communist Rapper Xiangyu about the latest media frenzy over “China invading Taiwan airspace”. Laying down the facts, dispensing with BS.
Verified Twitter account of Taiwan Defense Ministry which tweeted out PLA flight path
Part 1 of the interview with Dr Gao:
Part 2 of the interview with Dr Gao:
19 May 2021
Interview with Descendant of Genghis Khan, Gordon Gao, Ethnic Mongol from Xinjiang, Part 1Carl Zha | This is first time I interviewed a direct descendant of Genghis Khan on the Silk and Steel Podcast. Gordon Gao, an ethnic Mongol born and raised in Xinjiang tells his family history in Xinjiang thru Cultural Revolution and Sino-Soviet border conflict. We also discuss the implementation of China 1 child policy for Han Chinese vs minorities. He will tell his personal story growing up in Xinjiang as an ethnic minority in Part 2
Interview with Uyghur Independence Activist Arslan HidayatCarl Zha | Isobel Cockerelle of Codastory challenged Carl Zha to interview Uyghur in exile. I extended my invitation for her to introduce her Uyghur contact for my show on Twitter. Uyghur Independence Activist Arslan Hidayat replied to my post and volunteered to be the guest on my show Silk and Steel Podcast. This is the full interview unedited.
Carl interviews Arslan Hidayat, an ETIM sympathiser.
16 Aug 2020
Is China a Threat to World Peace? Carl Zha vs Lyman Stone DebateDoes China presents clear and present danger to World Peace which requires containment? I debated this topic with Lyman Stone, Adjunct Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Research Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, and former International Economist at the US Department of Agriculture.
Silk and Steel Podcast Ep 124 : Interview with an ethnic Mongol from Xinjiang Dr. Gordon Gao - Part 1Carl Zha | This is 1st time I interviewed a direct descendant of Genghis Khan on the Silk and Steel Podcast. Gordon Gao, an ethnic Mongol born and raised in Xinjiang tells his family history in Xinjiang thru Cultural Revolution and Sino-Soviet border conflict. We also discuss the implementation of China 1 child policy for Han Chinese vs minorities. He will tell his personal story growing up in Xinjiang as an ethnic minority in Part 2
Silk and Steel Podcast Ep 50 - Taiwan History Part 1Carl Zha | I brought back returning guest Taiwanese Communist Rapper Xiangyu to talk about political history of Taiwan. In part 1 we covered from prehistoric time, Dutch colonial period, Koxinga and Qing conquest, to eve of Japanese colonization
Skip to 45:00 for the lost Roman legion in China
For previous episodes on battle of Carrhae with Amir
EP2: Rome vs Parthia Battle of Carrhae -The Prelude with Amir Askari
EP10-Battle of Carrhae with Amir Askari Part 1
EP11-Battle of Carrhae with Amir Askari Part 2
Silk and Steel Podcast Taiwan History Series:
Preview Silk and Steel Podcast EP#50-History of Taiwan Part 1
Silk and Steel Podcast EP#50-History of Taiwan Part 1
Silk and Steel Podcast EP#51-Taiwan History Part 2: Japanese Occupation
Silk and Steel Podcast EP#53-History of Taiwan Part 3: Early Cold War Taiwan w Xiangyu
Silk and Steel Podcast EP#54-History of Taiwan Part 4: Taiwan Strait Crisis w Xiangyu
Silk and Steel Podcast EP#61-Taiwan History Part 5 w Xiangyu
Silk and Steel Podcast EP#68-Taiwan Political History Part 6 with Xiangyu
Silk and Steel Podcast Korean War Series Ep 0: Anti-Japanese ResistanceI talk to returning guest Taiwanese Communist rapper Xiangyu about Korean War from Chinese perspective. In the episode 0 of the series we talk about the history of Korean participation in the anti-Japanese resistance in WW2 China. The relationship between Korean Communists and Chinese Communist Party thru WW2 and Chinese Civil War.
Silk and Steel Podcast: Interview with a DPRK tour managerCarl Zha | I interviewed Rowan Beard, tour guide and manager of Young Pioneer Tours which arrange trips to DPRK about tourism in north Korea. Also featured as guest is Taiwanese Communist Rapper Xiangyu who went on tour with Rowan and shot a rap video in Pyongyang on a selfie stick
Socialists of Caltech Panel on McCarthyism and SinophobiaCarl Zha | I talked with Charles Xu and Kevin Li of Qiao Collective on the Socialists of Caltech Panel on McCarthyism and Sinophobia on the topic of current and historical racial profiling and persecution of Chinese students and scientists in US
The Invention of China Debate: Carl Zha vs Bill HaytonCarl Zha | talks to author of new book “The Invention of China”. Carl pushes back on the idea that China is a recent construction by arguing the idea of China have always evolved over time and there is a clear continuity down thru the ages.
Bill Hayton was former BBC journalist reporting from Vietnam and Southeast Asia and wrote “The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia”, on topic of invention of “Han Race”, Chinese language, territory, Chinese nationalism, and China itself. Hayton argues in his new book that China, the country we know today — a nation with borders, citizens and national interests—is a relatively recent concept, dating from a period straddling the turn of the 20th century. Prior to that, China was not — and did not consider itself — a “country” but rather the “Qing Great-State”.