On September 13, Sinica co-host Jeremy Goldkorn was delighted to chair a panel discussion at the Beijing Bookworm with authors Ian Johnson and Christina Larson, two well-known China journalists and now contributors to Chinese Characters, a collection of essays on individualism in modern China edited and published by Jeffrey Wasserstrom of the Asia Society and the University of California, Irvine.

Our show today is a recording of that event, and while this is a bit more public than most of our recordings, it was a lot of fun nonetheless. So listen in to Sinica today as we revisit that evening two weeks ago when Ian and Christina joined Jeremy for a discussion that swept from mercantilist monks to renegade geologists before settling on the question of whether Peter Hessler's writings constitute their own independent oeuvre of literature on China, and what on earth is the man doing in Egypt these days anyway?

Looking for the link where you can download this show as a standalone mp3 file? Well there it is. And here it is again too. Please feel welcome to download and share, or subscribe to our show through iTunes by using the RSS feed: http://popupchinese.com/feeds/custom/sinica.

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