Monday, April 29, 2013

Kaiser Kuo Says We Need Build Bridges

BEIJING - Great time to talk to one of Beijing's iconic culture-makers: Kaiser Kuo, rock musician, writer, program host, and director at Baidu, the Chinese search engine. Click here for his latest radio show Sinica. [In Bridge Cafe, Wudaokou, Beijing, 27 April 2013]
Kaiser shares his views on Confucianism, family values, Westernization, expat community, poetry, Beijing Style, Chinese terminologies, business ethics. The list goes on. Proceedings of this rare interview sure to follow.
Meanwhile, more on Kaiser Kuo (Guo Yiguang 郭怡广) in this previous interview with Josh Feola/SmartBeijing: [Culture Bureau]: Kaiser Kuo.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Europe needs its own Confucianism

Article published in China Today magazine on April 19, 2013. Heavily edited/modified by editorial. Chinese terms were dropped, substituted by Western terms, etc. Anyways...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pattberg Pattberg and Ezra Vogel, April 2013

"We have always felt Harvard has a special relationship with Beida." Ezra Vogel - author of Japan as Number One and Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China - at Peking University, April 21, 2013, The Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies (IAHS). Host: Tu Weiming.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Young Pattberg in Edinburgh

Pattberg in September 2001; The University of Edinburgh; Majors: Sanskrit, Philosophy, Psychology, Swedish (later Chinese). Supervisors: Peter Milne (Logic and Philosophy of Science) and Paul Dundas (Sanskrit). Before, scored well into "the top 2% of the entire German student population" in the German Abitur (certified: German National Academic Foundation). Later universities: Fudan, Tokyo, Harvard, Peking.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How Corruption in China Works

(c) The Japan Times, Saturday, April 6, 2013
TOKYO - Some people say that 'corruption' is in China what 'freedom' is in the West: the single most important principle that kits their respective societies together. The Chinese call the crucial art of interpersonal relations 'guanxi,' the 'do me a favor and I do one for you.' In a recent article to The Japan Times, your author argues that indeed EVERYONE in China has to be corrupt (from a Western standard point of view), simple because the typical Chinese public employee doesn't earn enough to get by their official "salaries" alone (average $500-$800). The new government around Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang now want to "curb corruption" and "clean the government," and they think one way to do it is to "double the average income." It's never too late.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Pattberg Interview in Istanbul

Pattberg on 'Building Bridges Gateway' program by Gökalp Barlan, Oktar Babuna, Ahmet B. Sezgin in Istanbul, Turkey. (March 26, 2013). Topics discussed are: globalization, cultural diversity, the rise of China, faith and brotherhood, Islam and the West, Turkey and the European Union, global language, and intercultural dialogue.
Pattberg on Building Bridges Gateway with Oktar Babuna

Pattberg on Building Bridges Gateway with Ahmet B. Sezgin

Pattberg on Building Bridges Gateway with Gökalp Barlan