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Online vitriol and identity with The New Yorker’s Jiayang Fan

Online vitriol and identity with The New Yorker’s Jiayang Fan

Update: 2020-09-241
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Jiayang Fan, friend of Sinica and staff writer for The New Yorker, joins Kaiser and Jeremy for a discussion on her recently published long-form piece, How my mother and I became Chinese propaganda. The three talk about the experiences that informed her writing, her mother, and how this piece has been received in the United States and abroad.

7:27 : Drawing the ire from both sides of the discussion on China

28:48 : The remembered sense of humiliation in Chinese history

33:49 : Losing face, family, and Chinese culture

46:40 : Sexism within online commentary

Recommendations:

Jeremy: A column by James Carter: This Week in China’s History, featured on SupChina.

Jiayang: Negroland: A Memoir, by Margo Jefferson. 

Kaiser: Dune, by Frank Herbert.

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Online vitriol and identity with The New Yorker’s Jiayang Fan

Online vitriol and identity with The New Yorker’s Jiayang Fan