Episode 5: The Sparks of Hope in the Past

Synopsis: Chris and Josh step aside a bit and provide space to their two guests: Carnegie Mellon University professor Benno Weiner discusses nationalism, identity, and his forthcoming book The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier, while Adam Hatch comes to us from Taiwan to talk about China’s relationship with Taiwan, Taiwan’s history as a crossroads of East Asia, and the weirdness and wonder of Taipei’s night markets.

Interview Guests

Adam Hatch, Founder & CEO Englist, Taipei, Taiwan

Sources referenced:
Adam Hatch, ‘Down The Hatch’ blog, http://hatchtaiwan.com

Joseph R. Allen, Taipei: City of Displacements https://muse.jhu.edu/article/578727

Shelly Rigger, Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse https://www.fpri.org/books/why-taiwan-matters-small-island-global-powerhouse/

Taiwan National Palace Museum https://www.npm.gov.tw/en/

Benno Weiner, Associate Professor of History, Carnegie Mellon University

Sources referenced:
Benno Weiner, The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier (2020)


Naktsang Nulo, My Tibetan Childhood: When Ice Shattered Stone (2014) https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/capsule-review/2014-10-20/my-tibetan-childhood-when-ice-shattered-stone

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