NüVoices

NüVoices

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The NüVoices podcast is hosted by NüVoices members Chenni Xu, Cindy Gao and Joanna Chiu who explore the work of women in media, academia and the arts in Greater China, the impact of abuses of power, international and domestic politics, and their own personal stories. This podcast is wholly coordinated by the NüVoices board, with production by SupChina.


Foreign correspondence and China, with Megha Rajagopalan
May 15 • 34 min
Megha Rajagopalan is an award-winning international correspondent for BuzzFeed News, based in London. In this conversation recorded on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in London and New York, Megha and NüVoices board member Chenni Xu discuss Megha’s…
Gender, self-discovery, and vibe curation with Mengwen Cao
May 1 • 56 min
Mengwen Cao is a photographer, multimedia artist, and cultural organizer. In this conversation recorded during the first week of lockdown in New York City, Mengwen and NüVoices board member Cindy Gao talk about their process of co-creation with their…
Coronavirus and the racism epidemic
Apr 20 • 56 min
As racism and the COVID-19 virus spread simultaneously, Asian people around the world are finding themselves terrified to step outside — and not just because they’re worried about getting sick. In this episode, NüVoices chair Joanna Chiu interviews…
U.S.-China cyber competition and cooperation with Julia Voo
Apr 3 • 54 min
Julia Voo is the research director for the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center’s new China Cyber Policy Initiative. In this episode, Julia and NüVoices board member Cindy Gao talk about China’s increased efforts to influence international technical…
Di Wang on LGBTQ rights and representation in China
Mar 9 • 50 min
Di Wang is a feminist researcher and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She joined NüVoices co-host Cindy Gao in Brooklyn to converse about the LGBTQ movement that is underway in China. In this episode, they discuss some of the social…
A wealth of anger and a wealth of time: Wuhan and the coronavirus
Feb 14 • 45 min
Wuhan native Rui Zhong is a program associate for the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center, in Washington, D.C. In this episode, Rui and co-host Cindy Gao work through a timeline of the spread of COVID-19, discuss…
Chinese philanthropy in the 21st century
Jan 28 • 47 min
Emily Weaver, a social impact and philanthropy consultant who was based in China for over a decade, joins Chenni and Cindy as their guest this week. She has worked with major philanthropic organizations, such as Jet Li’s One Foundation and the Clinton…
Reimagining Hong Kong’s political communities
Jan 10 • 51 min
Jessie Lau is a writer, editor, and researcher from Hong Kong who explores identity, human rights, and politics. Her writing has been published by The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, and Quartz, among others. In this episode, Lau speaks with Hong…
Visual storytelling with Muyi Xiao
Dec 13, 2019 • 38 min
Muyi Xiao, the visuals editor at ChinaFile, is in the guest seat in this week’s episode of the NüVoices Podcast, hosted by Chenni Xu. In this episode, she talks about her previous work as a multimedia reporter at Tencent, the changing nature of the field…
Sino-Black relations with Keisha Brown
Nov 15, 2019 • 72 min
Keisha Brown is an assistant professor of history at Tennessee State University and a fellow in the Public Intellectuals Program at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. In this episode, she explains the history of Sino-Black relations, tells…
Contemporary Chinese art and techno-orientalism with Xin Wang
Nov 1, 2019 • 69 min
Xin Wang is a John Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City and a Ph.D. student studying contemporary art at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts. Chenni Xu and Cindy Gao joined her for a wide-ranging discussion on the state…
Leading by example: Female success in the workplace
Oct 18, 2019 • 47 min
Rachel Morarjee is the director of the Economist Corporate Network and a former foreign correspondent for the Financial Times.
Episode 18: Cultivating community in corporate culture
Jul 22, 2019 • 44 min
In this episode of NüVoices, Alice Xin Liu interviews Chenni Xu, corporate communications head for Alipay in North America and a board member and local chapter co-head of NüVoices in New York City. Chenni discusses her experiences navigating the corporate…
NüVoices: Legal advocacy against domestic violence in China
Jun 20, 2019 • 38 min
In episode 17 of the NüVoices Podcast, host Joanna Chiu sits down with Siodhbhra Parkin, the director of the new, nonprofit arm of SupChina, to discuss her work in the field of legal advocacy against domestic violence when she was based at an…
The musical life and career of director Shuang Zou
May 24, 2019 • 64 min
Episode 17 of the NüVoices Podcast is here! This week, Alice Xin Liu is joined by co-host Zhāng Líjīa 张丽佳. The two interviewed Zōu Shuǎng 邹爽, a director and playwright. As of 2018, she was made the artistic director of the Beijing Music Festival,…
NüVoices: Rocking While Female
May 7, 2019 • 40 min
In episode 15 of the NüVoices Podcast, co-host Alice Xin Liu interviews the co-founder and lead singer of Xiao Wang 小王, Anlin Fan. Since she started the band with her best friend, Yuyang, just a few years ago, Xiao Wang has become a staple of the Chinese…
Women and Chinese Sci-Fi: NüVoices Live at the Bookworm
Apr 12, 2019 • 87 min
Recorded live at the Beijing Bookworm Literary Festival, this week’s episode of the NüVoices podcast features a discussion with two prominent science fiction authors, Tang Fei and Ji Shaoting. The episode was recorded as part of a series of five live…
‘Black Mirror’ China and Dystopian Female Futures with Cate Cadell
Mar 27, 2019 • 58 min
In episode 13 of the NüVoices podcast, co-hosts Alice Xin Liu and Sophie Lu interview Cate Cadell, a tech writer for Reuters who is based in Beijing. Cate covers Chinese tech companies with a focus on cybersecurity, AI, surveillance, censorship, and…
Shui, on Beijing’s ‘zine scene
Mar 11, 2019 • 42 min
In the 12th episode of the NüVoices podcast, Alice Xin Liu and Sophie Lu interview Shuilam Wong, who goes by Shui, a comic artist who partnered with Jinna Kaneko to create the Hole in the Wall Collective with Jinna Kaneko. The two high school friends met…
Queer culture, perception, and representation within China
Feb 25, 2019 • 58 min
On the first episode of the second season of the NüVoices podcast, Alice Xin Liu and Sophie Lu are joined by Alex Li, senior editor at Vice China. Alex has a Ph.D. in gender and sexuality studies and a master’s degree in psychology. She is also the host…
Beijing Broads
Dec 12, 2018 • 52 min
In the 10th episode of the NüVoices Podcast, Alice Xin Liu and Sophie Lu interview Anete and Silvia — members of the all-female improv group Beijing Broads! Comprising participants from seven different countries and six different first languages, the…
Long-Form Magazine Writing With The New Yorker’s Jiayang Fan
Nov 28, 2018 • 60 min
In this episode of the NüVoices Podcast, Alice Xin Liu and Joanna Chiu are live from New York! Following a heady and successful launch of NüVoices’ first North American chapter, they reunite at the SupChina offices in Brooklyn and interview one of their…
Eleanor Goodman on the art of translating Chinese poetry
Nov 16, 2018 • 55 min
In the eighth episode of the NüVoices Podcast, Alice Xin Liu, writer and translator, interviews Eleanor Goodman with guest host Lijia Zhang, author of Socialism Is Great! and most recently Lotus, and board member of the NüVoices Collective. Eleanor is the…
A rocket maker turned journalist: Lijia Zhang tells the stories of everyday people
Oct 31, 2018 • 54 min
In the seventh episode of the NüVoices podcast, co-hosts Sophie Lu and Joanna Chiu interview author, journalist, activist, and NüVoices Collective editorial board member Lijia Zhang. But first, a reminder that the New York launch of the NüVoices…
Oral histories and family stories with Karoline Kan
Oct 10, 2018 • 53 min
On the sixth episode of the NüVoices podcast, co-hosts Alice Xin Liu and Sophie Lu interview Karoline Kan 阚超群, a writer and reporter based in Beijing, currently working at the New York Times. Starting this autumn, Karoline will be the Beijing editor for…
Joan Xu on screenwriting in China
Sep 26, 2018 • 59 min
In the fifth episode of the NüVoices podcast, Alice Xin Liu and Sophie Lu are joined by screenwriter Joan Xu. But first, Joanna Chiu announces the launch of the revamped NüVoices website, as well as online magazine NüStories, and the New York launch of…
Technology and bias with Christina Larson
Sep 5, 2018 • 67 min
In this fourth episode of the NüVoices Podcast, Alice and Sophie are joined by fellow NüVoices board member Christina Larson, a longtime science and technology reporter on China. The three discuss technology and bias, ranging from the State Council’s…
Meet fantasy writer Mima, who aspires to create China’s Game of Thrones
Aug 22, 2018 • 48 min
In this third episode of the NüVoices Podcast, Alice Xin Liu is joined by Sophie Lu, a board member of NüVoices who works in the cleantech and environment space. Sophie will be a rotating co-host with Alice and Joanna Chiu for future episodes! Our guest…
China’s #MeToo momentum
Aug 9, 2018 • 49 min
In this second episode of the NüVoices podcast, hosts Alice Xin Liu and Joanna Chiu interview Yuan Yang, the Beijing-based technology correspondent for the Financial Times, on how #MeToo has gained momentum in mainland China despite online censorship and…
News assistants in China
Jul 18, 2018 • 63 min
Alice Xin Liu and Joanna Chiu interview two Chinese women who work as news assistants for foreign media in China. News assistants are sometimes dubbed “researchers,” though they really are journalists who rarely get the glory of a top-of-the-page byline…