Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies podcasts

Ear to Asia

Veteran China watcher Prof Martin K. Whyte explains why Chinese citizens remain unfazed by the enormous income and wealth disparity created by market-oriented economic reforms that in less than 40 years have made China the world’s second largest economy. He also outlines the sorts of social injustices that pose even greater threats to the stability of Chinese society. Presented by Clement Paligaru.


Governance expert Prof Minxin Pei describes how collusion between China’s political and business elites have resulted in the privatization of public assets for enormous personal gain. He also explains why the current crackdown on corruption is but a band-aid and that a free media and liberal democracy may be the key elements to a lasting solution. Presented by Peter Clarke.

The Little Red Podcast

Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies

The Little Red Podcast: interviews and chat celebrating China beyond the Beijing beltway, from the studios of The University of Melbourne's Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies.

Episode 2: The politics of language on the Tibetan plateau

In this episode, Graeme and Louisa talk with anthropologist Gerald Roche about the prospects for the survival of non-Tibetan languages in the Tibetan areas of the PRC.

Episode 1: Have China's greenhouse gas emissions peaked?

For the first episode of The Little Red Podcast, Graeme interviews Fergus Green, former research assistant to Professor Nicholas Stern, who explains how changes in the Chinese economy are affecting China's greenhouse gas emissions