Jordan Schneider

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Jordan Schneider is the host of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter. He previously worked at Kwai, Bridgewater and the Eurasia Group. His Chinese landscape paintings "show promise."

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ChinaTalk: Imperial Japan + Export Controls = Pearl Harbor!?

What can U.S.-China relations learn from U.S.-Japan relations in the leadup to WWII? To discuss, I’m joined by Stony Brook University’s Michael Barnhart, author of the 1987 Japan Prepares for Total War: The Search for Economic Security, 1919–1941 and the more recent Can You Beat Churchill?: Teaching History through Simulations (, with Scholar’s Stage essayist Tanner Greer (@Scholars_Stage) cohosting.

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ChinaTalk: Year in Review + Future Plans for ChinaTalk

See here for the Year in Review in text form with lots of links:

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ChinaTalk: U.S.-China Science Relations and the PhDs Caught in the Middle

What's it like to live across the US-China scientific divide? Yale Law School postdoc, particle physicist and essayist Yangyang Cheng (@yangyang_cheng) joins me alongside undergrad Alex Liang to talk about understanding the other, how the personal can be lost in the noise of geopolitical tension and science across borders.

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