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A biweekly podcast that captures the narratives of women from Greater China at the top of their professional game. Hosted by Juliana Batista, and produced by SupChina on the Sinica Podcast Network.

Latest Episodes

Emma Yang: Innovating early for the elderly

After her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Emma Yang knew she wanted to do something to help. Using her experience as a coder, she designed the app Timeless, to help Alzheimer’s patients stay engaged by encouraging virtual interaction with friends and family members. In this interview, the 15-year-old phenom tells us about her passion for coding, gives advice for other aspirational and entrepreneurial young women on pursuing their dreams (and how younger people may be more creative than their older counterparts), and highlights the need for tech that is accessible for elderly users. 6:01: Teamwork makes the dream work 8:01: “You’re just a young girl.” 14:47: Intergenerational connection is universal 27:20: A word of advice to other young women

40 MIN6 d ago
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Emma Yang: Innovating early for the elderly

Using technology to improve living standards in China

Peggy Liu, the chairperson of the Joint U.S.-China Cooperation on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), dives into her work as a bridge builder between the United States and China in the sustainability sector. In this episode, she talks about her spearheading the first public dialogue between U.S. and Chinese officials on clean energy in 2006, helping to pioneer smart grid technology in China, and teaching at the National Academy for Mayors of China on building eco-cities. 6:41: What good can come with technological improvements? 17:18: How did JUCCCE come to be? 23:55: Building eco-cities with mayors across China 38:51: Food systems, nutrition, and climate change

50 MIN2019 DEC 20
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Using technology to improve living standards in China

Building communities through Chinese culture

Shenzhan Liao, senior vice president and head of the School of Chinese Studies at China Institute in New York City, started as a schoolteacher in Long Island. In this episode, she breaks down the differences in pedagogy in China and the United States, informs us about some new educational services at China Institute, and explains what it takes to create an effective and compelling curriculum for young learners of Chinese. 13:01: American and Chinese-language teaching styles 22:20: China Institute’s preschool program 27:27: The value in studying Chinese language 39:51: Education as a bridge between the U.S. and China

52 MIN2019 DEC 7
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Building communities through Chinese culture

Amy Chua on writing, parenting and professorship

Amy Chua, author and John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School, talks about her past, present and future. She discusses her written works, the process behind her writing (and gives a sneak peek at an upcoming book), her work at Yale Law School and role as a mentor, her family, and the influence of being raised by immigrant parents. 7:24: Confronting failure 22:20: Mentoring students at Yale 28:29: Sneak peek at Amy’s new book project 33:28: Her approach to writing a book

43 MIN2019 NOV 23
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Amy Chua on writing, parenting and professorship

Episode 28: Wanting Zhang

At Junzi Kitchen, food is more than something to just fill you up — it’s a way to bridge divides between people and cultures. In this interview with Wanting Zhang, co-founder and head of business operations at Junzi Kitchen, we discuss her role at the restaurant, the impact it’s having on the food scene in Manhattan, and the individuals she works with who make it possible. 9:26: No work experience? No problem. 20:26: Junzi is more than food 26:01: Redefining Chinese-American food 36:15: Capturing culture in food

42 MIN2019 NOV 8
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Episode 28: Wanting Zhang

Episode 27: Lauren Hallanan

Examining China's live streaming industry.

42 MIN2019 OCT 26
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Episode 27: Lauren Hallanan

Episode 26: Rebecca Fannin

Rebecca Fannin, author of the recently published Tech Titans of China, talks about her career as a journalist and entrepreneur and her experiences reporting on and doing business in the Chinese tech sector over the past two decades.

38 MIN2019 OCT 11
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Episode 26: Rebecca Fannin

Episode 25: Lenora Chu

Lenora Chu is an American journalist and author of "Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve."

43 MIN2019 SEP 27
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Episode 25: Lenora Chu

Episode 24: Roseann Lake

This week on Ta for Ta, Juliana speaks with Roseann Lake, a journalist with The Economist who is currently covering Cuba and was formerly based in Beijing. She is the author of Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World’s Next Superpower. In this episode, Roseann discusses her book and her efforts to build an international network to empower women in China who challenge societal expectations regarding marriage and family. She also reveals the secrets behind publishing a book in China, including the challenges of widespread censorship of women’s issues and voices. In addition, she discusses her forthcoming stage play, The Leftover Monologues.

70 MIN2019 AUG 10
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Episode 24: Roseann Lake

Episode 23: Joy Chen

This week on Ta for Ta, Juliana speaks with Joy Chen, former deputy mayor of Los Angeles and author of Do Not Marry Before Age 30. An internet star and new-media entrepreneur in China, she uses her fame as a platform for her mission: to help 100 million Chinese women realize their full potential. Joy discusses the creative processes and inspiration behind writing her book (which went to print 20 days after being submitted), her experience as a contestant on the Chinese oratory show Super Speaker超级演说家, where she gave a 15-minute speech entirely in Mandarin with only one day of preparation, and the personal importance of her Chinese identity. Please leave a reviewon Apple Podcasts and follow @tafortaon Twitter. Let us know what you think of the episode!

59 MIN2019 JUL 26
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Episode 23: Joy Chen

Latest Episodes

Emma Yang: Innovating early for the elderly

After her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Emma Yang knew she wanted to do something to help. Using her experience as a coder, she designed the app Timeless, to help Alzheimer’s patients stay engaged by encouraging virtual interaction with friends and family members. In this interview, the 15-year-old phenom tells us about her passion for coding, gives advice for other aspirational and entrepreneurial young women on pursuing their dreams (and how younger people may be more creative than their older counterparts), and highlights the need for tech that is accessible for elderly users. 6:01: Teamwork makes the dream work 8:01: “You’re just a young girl.” 14:47: Intergenerational connection is universal 27:20: A word of advice to other young women

40 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Emma Yang: Innovating early for the elderly

Using technology to improve living standards in China

Peggy Liu, the chairperson of the Joint U.S.-China Cooperation on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), dives into her work as a bridge builder between the United States and China in the sustainability sector. In this episode, she talks about her spearheading the first public dialogue between U.S. and Chinese officials on clean energy in 2006, helping to pioneer smart grid technology in China, and teaching at the National Academy for Mayors of China on building eco-cities. 6:41: What good can come with technological improvements? 17:18: How did JUCCCE come to be? 23:55: Building eco-cities with mayors across China 38:51: Food systems, nutrition, and climate change

50 MIN2019 DEC 20
Comments
Using technology to improve living standards in China

Building communities through Chinese culture

Shenzhan Liao, senior vice president and head of the School of Chinese Studies at China Institute in New York City, started as a schoolteacher in Long Island. In this episode, she breaks down the differences in pedagogy in China and the United States, informs us about some new educational services at China Institute, and explains what it takes to create an effective and compelling curriculum for young learners of Chinese. 13:01: American and Chinese-language teaching styles 22:20: China Institute’s preschool program 27:27: The value in studying Chinese language 39:51: Education as a bridge between the U.S. and China

52 MIN2019 DEC 7
Comments
Building communities through Chinese culture

Amy Chua on writing, parenting and professorship

Amy Chua, author and John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School, talks about her past, present and future. She discusses her written works, the process behind her writing (and gives a sneak peek at an upcoming book), her work at Yale Law School and role as a mentor, her family, and the influence of being raised by immigrant parents. 7:24: Confronting failure 22:20: Mentoring students at Yale 28:29: Sneak peek at Amy’s new book project 33:28: Her approach to writing a book

43 MIN2019 NOV 23
Comments
Amy Chua on writing, parenting and professorship

Episode 28: Wanting Zhang

At Junzi Kitchen, food is more than something to just fill you up — it’s a way to bridge divides between people and cultures. In this interview with Wanting Zhang, co-founder and head of business operations at Junzi Kitchen, we discuss her role at the restaurant, the impact it’s having on the food scene in Manhattan, and the individuals she works with who make it possible. 9:26: No work experience? No problem. 20:26: Junzi is more than food 26:01: Redefining Chinese-American food 36:15: Capturing culture in food

42 MIN2019 NOV 8
Comments
Episode 28: Wanting Zhang

Episode 27: Lauren Hallanan

Examining China's live streaming industry.

42 MIN2019 OCT 26
Comments
Episode 27: Lauren Hallanan

Episode 26: Rebecca Fannin

Rebecca Fannin, author of the recently published Tech Titans of China, talks about her career as a journalist and entrepreneur and her experiences reporting on and doing business in the Chinese tech sector over the past two decades.

38 MIN2019 OCT 11
Comments
Episode 26: Rebecca Fannin

Episode 25: Lenora Chu

Lenora Chu is an American journalist and author of "Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve."

43 MIN2019 SEP 27
Comments
Episode 25: Lenora Chu

Episode 24: Roseann Lake

This week on Ta for Ta, Juliana speaks with Roseann Lake, a journalist with The Economist who is currently covering Cuba and was formerly based in Beijing. She is the author of Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World’s Next Superpower. In this episode, Roseann discusses her book and her efforts to build an international network to empower women in China who challenge societal expectations regarding marriage and family. She also reveals the secrets behind publishing a book in China, including the challenges of widespread censorship of women’s issues and voices. In addition, she discusses her forthcoming stage play, The Leftover Monologues.

70 MIN2019 AUG 10
Comments
Episode 24: Roseann Lake

Episode 23: Joy Chen

This week on Ta for Ta, Juliana speaks with Joy Chen, former deputy mayor of Los Angeles and author of Do Not Marry Before Age 30. An internet star and new-media entrepreneur in China, she uses her fame as a platform for her mission: to help 100 million Chinese women realize their full potential. Joy discusses the creative processes and inspiration behind writing her book (which went to print 20 days after being submitted), her experience as a contestant on the Chinese oratory show Super Speaker超级演说家, where she gave a 15-minute speech entirely in Mandarin with only one day of preparation, and the personal importance of her Chinese identity. Please leave a reviewon Apple Podcasts and follow @tafortaon Twitter. Let us know what you think of the episode!

59 MIN2019 JUL 26
Comments
Episode 23: Joy Chen
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