In this episode of the Yalie, a campus news podcast, the News sat down with Jing Tsu, professor of modern China who served as cultural commentator for NBC at the recent Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. 

At the opening ceremony, Tsu spoke to 14 million U.S. viewers about the intricate symbolism used throughout the show and contextualized the geopolitical tensions underlying the Games. The professor walks listeners through the atmosphere of the Games.

During the podcast, Tsu also brings readers behind-the-scenes of her new book, “Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution that Made China Modern”, which was featured on the front page of the New York Times Book Review just two days after her opening ceremony appearance. 

To learn more about the book and Tsu’s commentary on China, listen to this special podcast episode on Spotify and Soundcloud.

ISAAC YU
Isaac Yu writes about Yale's faculty and academics. He lays out the front page of the print edition, edits the News' Instagram and previously covered transportation and urban planning in New Haven. Hailing from Garland, Texas, he is a Berkeley College sophomore majoring in American Studies.