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