Mosaic of China

Mosaic of China

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The guests’ only common factor is that they are all interesting people with engaging stories to tell, or thought-provoking ideas to share. When all their stories and ideas are pieced together, they form a Mosaic of China.


Aquarium Queen (Emily Madge, Asia Head of Conservation, Sea Life)
Nov 18 • 28 min
In case you ever feel like complaining about logistics, bureaucracy and red tape in China, spare a thought for Emily Madge, who was part of the team in charge of transporting two beluga whales from Shanghai to Iceland. In today’s episode we discuss this…
Prolific Playwright (Nick Yu, Artistic Director, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre)
Nov 11 • 31 min
This week’s guest is the award-winning Chinese playwright Nick Yu, 喻荣军, who juggles his work as a writer alongside his role as Creative Director of the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre. In our conversation, we cover Nick’s two contrasting identities: the…
Refugee Researcher (Yael Farjun, CEO, ChinaClickGo)
Nov 4 • 30 min
In 2010, Yael Farjun had a chance encounter with someone at the Shanghai Expo, which led her to undertake an amazing research project. We discuss the heroism and humanity of one Chinese man in Vienna, which resulted in an epic migration from Europe to…
Inclusion Architect (Sebastien Denes, Greater China Senior Executive, SAP)
Oct 28 • 34 min
When I first met today’s guest, Sebastien Denes, I liked him immediately. But I did question what kind of content he would be able to bring to this recording. Here was another privileged white male in an executive role on an international career track at…
Luxury Manager (Lori Li, General Manager, Yongfoo Elite)
Oct 14 • 31 min
“Keep it Quiet” is the name of the semi-public bar at Yongfoo Elite, the private members club located in the diplomatic quarter of Shanghai. So I’m especially grateful that its GM, Lori Li, broke her own rules to speak to me in this week’s episode. As…
Workplace Documentarian (Noah Sheldon, Filmmaker)
Oct 7 • 25 min
This week’s episode is with Noah Sheldon, who has been taking photos and making films of workers in China over the last decade or so. We discuss some of the factory conditions that aren’t covered in much of the world’s reporting on the issue. We talk…
Sweat Sister (Vy Vu, FitFam Community Leader)
Oct 1 • 29 min
Today I’m speaking with Vy Vu. Apart from how much I love the economy of her name, I also love the story of how someone who was feeling lost in Shanghai can ultimately become part of a fitness movement that’s spreading across China and the world. You’ll…
Symmetry Breakfaster (Michael Zee, Instagram Influencer)
Sep 24 • 34 min
Today’s episode is a special one, I’m usually trying to introduce aspects of the lives people lead in China without going over too much familiar territory to China experts. But with today’s episode, my role is reversed. My guest today is Michael Zee, who…
Product Pioneer (Gina Li, CEO and Co-Founder, Beach IoT)
Sep 17 • 35 min
“Failure is three meals a day”. You may have heard other tech entrepreneurs talk about how they embrace the idea of failure. But it has never sounded as genuine as when uttered by today’s guest, Gina Li. In our discussion, Gina tells the story of growing…
Bubbles Wizard (Jorge Luzio, China Marketing for Sprite & Fanta at Coca-Cola)
Sep 10 • 33 min
Today’s guest is Jorge Luzio, who works for Coca-Cola as the Greater China Marketing Director for Sprite and Fanta. He’s originally from Venezuela, and has had an international marketing career with Coca-Cola in Caracas, Bogota, Atlanta and Mexico City…
Symphonic Siren (Astrid Poghosyan, Armenian Violinist)
Sep 2 • 32 min
Today’s interview is with Astrid Poghosyan, an Armenian violinist and the first non-Chinese management employee in the 140-year history of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Astrid is the youngest guest in Season One of the podcast, but she has achieved a…
China/Africa Correspondent (Eric Olander, American Journalist)
Aug 26 • 43 min
My guest this week is Eric Olander, who has been a journalist in China off and on since 1989. His most recent incarnation has been with the China Africa Project, in which he reports on China’s huge and growing influence across that continent. And through…
Chinese Comedian (Maple Zuo, from Inner Mongolia)
Aug 19 • 35 min
This week’s recording is with Maple Zuo, an up-and-coming comedian based in Shanghai. Maple has amazing energy, which I hope you can hear in this conversation. We start off by talking about her comedy set, and how her approach is different in English…
Entertainment Prince (Philippe Gas, Disney Shanghai CEO)
Aug 12 • 38 min
At the time of recording, Philippe Gas was the President & General Manager of the Shanghai Disney Resort. Philippe is one of the most charming business leaders I’ve met, and in this interview, we talk about his experiences in the five or so years that he…
Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs - Season 1 Trailer
Aug 6 • 3 min
Hello, I’m Oscar. In this trailer, I introduce the podcast: why I’m doing it, it’s limitations, the guests lined up for Season 1, the interview format, the visual element and it’s integration with social media. See the visuals and join the community on…