Tina Kanagaratnam is CEO of the PR agency AsiaMedia, and a 22-year resident of China. A native of Singapore, she moved to Shanghai in 1997, and in 1998 co-founded the heritage organization Historic Shanghai, which offers walking tours around the city. She is the author of several guidebooks to Shanghai and edits the blogs for Historic Shanghai and Shanghai Art Deco. Katya Knyazeva is a researcher and journalist from Siberia, with interests in urban history and heritage preservation. She had spent 10 years in Shanghai and authored the illustrated atlas Shanghai Old Town: Topography of a Phantom City. Volume I. She is presently based in London.
Shadow banking, P2P lending, and pyramid schemes: Lucy Hornby on China’s gray economy
This week on Sinica, Kaiser speaks with Lucy Hornby, the deputy bureau chief of the Financial Times in Beijing and a veteran guest on the show. She has appeared on Sinica before to discuss professional representation for women in China, the last surviving comfort women in the country, and domestic environmental challenges. The two discuss shadow banking […]
A master monk practices tai chi in the Wudang Mountains (武当山 wǔ dāng shān) in the northwestern part of Hubei Province. The mountains, which are renowned for the practice of tai chi and Taoism, are an important destination for Taoist pilgrimages.