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Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Bonus Episode from Footprints (CRI)

Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Bonus Episode from Footprints (CRI)

April 19, 2022

Being locked into our compounds hasn't been a fun experience for the residents of Shanghai over the last month. But we will survive this inconvenience, and we will hopefully be all the more grateful for the luxuries of living in Shanghai, once they have finally returned.

 

Oscar could have spent this time preparing for Season 03 of Mosaic of China. But he hasn’t. So the launch of next season is probably still weeks away. However, today we’re including an edited version of the conversation he had with the hosts of a podcast called Footprints. A big thanks to the Footprints team at China Radio International (CRI) for giving permission to share this on the feed for Mosaic of China. The original full episode can be found at http://chinaplus.cri.cn/podcast/detail/2/118706.

 

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Season 02 Compilation: Chinese Phrases

Season 02 Compilation: Chinese Phrases

March 1, 2022

If language is one of the most important keys to unlocking a culture, then today's tenth and final compilation episode from Season 02 of the show perhaps represents the epitome of what I’m trying to achieve with Mosaic of China. It's a collection of the voices of 30 people from 30 contrasting backgrounds describing 30 favourite words or phrases in Chinese.

 

With hearts heavy under the burden of world news at the moment, please use this as a much-needed injection of joy and entertainment. And consider it a thank you from me to all those who have been following the podcast through this second season. I'm looking forward to returning with 30 brand new episodes later in the Spring of 2022.

 

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Season 02 Compilation: China Hangouts

Season 02 Compilation: China Hangouts

February 15, 2022

In today’s penultimate compilation episode from Season 02, we’re talking about the favourite places people like to frequent in China.

Whether you’re looking for recommendations of street food, high-end restaurants, bars, or coffee shops, you should find some inspiration from today’s episode.

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Season 02 Compilation: WeChat Stickers

Season 02 Compilation: WeChat Stickers

January 25, 2022

We're coming up to the Spring Festival in China, so please consider this to be your Chinese New Year gift. It's the compilation episode of the favourite WeChat stickers from the guest of Season 02.
 
With electronic communications, it’s no longer good enough to learn how to compose compelling messages; you need to be fluent in the language of images. Without including things like emojis and emoticons in our messages, they can come across as cold, blunt, and rude. And there’s arguably no medium where this is more important than on WeChat, where the use of gifs is almost universal. So take a listen to how the guests of Season 02 answer the question: “What is your favourite WeChat Sticker,” and reflect on your own fluency in these new visual languages.
 
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Season 02 Compilation: China Bests & Worsts

Season 02 Compilation: China Bests & Worsts

January 11, 2022

In today's special compilation episode from Season 02 of the show, we listen to how 30 people answered the question: "If you left China, what would you miss the most, and what would you miss the least?"

 

There’s no such thing as perfection, living life is about dealing with both the rough and the smooth. The same holds true no matter where you live, or to which cultural identity you feel most affiliated. So it always makes for interesting listening to hear how people from different backgrounds answer this particular question. Subscribe to the PREMIUM version, see the visuals, and/or follow the full transcript for this episode at

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Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Bonus Episode from The Honest Drink

Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Bonus Episode from The Honest Drink

December 21, 2021

To mark the final episode of 2021, we're switching away from our usual programming to include an edited version of the discussion that Oscar had on The Honest Drink podcast. Recorded a few weeks ago, the conversation covers many aspects that we don't usually have a chance to explore in Mosaic of China, so I hope you'll enjoy listening to the different themes that emerge.

 

A big thanks to Justin, Howie and Aric for giving permission to share this on the feed for Mosaic of China. The original full episode can be found at https://thehonestdrink.libsyn.com/99-oscar-fuchs-warts-and-all. Here's wishing everyone a great end to 2021.

 

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Season 02 Compilation: China News Sources

Season 02 Compilation: China News Sources

December 7, 2021

Today’s special compilation from Season 02 is all about where people get their news and information from about China.

Around the world, news and journalism continues to get more consolidated, more digitalised, and more aggregated onto social media. And China is no exception. But there is still a host of different sources to help people discover more about what's happening on the ground. So I hope you can find a few nuggets of inspiration in today's episode.

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Season 02 Compilation: China Purchases

Season 02 Compilation: China Purchases

November 23, 2021

It's that time of year where our thoughts turn to... buying stuff we don't really need. In China, we've just had the annual Singles' Day online shopping bonanza. And the U.S. equivalent of Cyber Monday is coming up next week.

 

So what? As someone who hates shopping, I couldn't care less about what this means, or what people choose to spend their money on. But somehow, when you ask someone the question "What's the best or worst purchase you've made?", you seem to elicit some of the best stories.

 

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Season 02 Compilation: China Facts

Season 02 Compilation: China Facts

November 9, 2021

Do you know why Chinese politicians have lustrous black hair? Do you know why you wouldn’t write '1,000,000' in China? And do you know why pandas do handstands?

If the answer to any of those question is ‘no’, then you should definitely listen to this week’s compilation episode, where we listen to the favourite China-related facts from all 30 guests of the last season.

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Season 02 Compilation: China Surprises

Season 02 Compilation: China Surprises

October 26, 2021

This week's compilation episode from Season 02 is about the things which surprise people the most about life in China. No matter whether you're a China outsider or someone who's been living here for decades, there's always something new around the corner to keep you on your toes.

What is it about China that makes you feel the most surprised? It's scale? The pace of change? The way decisions are made here? Think carefully about how you would answer this question, and then see if it corresponds with any of the answers given in today's show.

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