Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Your Call 080608 Pacific Connections- Olympic Edition

In the lead up to the Olympics, what have you learned about China that has surprised you? The next Your Call is a replay of the special Pacific Connect, recorded Tuesday night at 9pm. We will discuss how China and the rest of the world have changed their thinking about one another since Beijing was awarded the Olympics 7 years ago. For many Chinese, the Olympics is a moment of nervousness and pride, and for many Americans, it is the most intense interaction they've ever had with China and Chinese culture. What did you learn? It's Your Call, with Sandip Roy and you.

Bevin Chu, (in Taipei)
Pro Chinese blogger. American trained architect who works professionally in both Taiwan and Mainland China;

Guoqi Xu (in Beijing)
Wen Chao Chen Chair at Kalamazoo College, Michigan and author of Olympic Dreams: China and sports, 1895-2008

Sasha Gong (in Virginia)
One of the most widely read Chinese language bloggers and the Senior program officer of the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, AFL-CIO

Dr. Patrick Hatcher (in San Francisco)
Director of the Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisco. He specializes in Asian American history, politics, peace, and war.

John Pomfret (in Washington)
Edits the Washington Post's Outlook section. He is the former chief China correspondent for the Post from 1998-2004 and author of Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China.

Click to Listen: Pacific Connections- Olympic Edition