Episode #9 “Why Not Me? Part 2”

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Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #9  (17 minutes) Why Not Me? Part 2 The first time I wanted to deny that I was Chinese, I was 17 years old facing another 17-year-old. She was tall, blonde and huge, from Chicago. “Where…

Episode #8 “Why Not Me? Part 1”

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Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #8  (16 minutes) Why Not Me? Part 1 Snap Judgments. Stereotypes. Implicit Bias. They exist everywhere, across and beyond Harvard. When I was a graduate student in the Regional Studies East Asia Program,  I…

Harvard EdCast: One in a Billion

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Harvard EdCast: One in a Billion BY IMAN RASTEGARI ON OCTOBER 26, 2016 4:47 PM In launching her media startup, China Personified, international television journalist Mable Chan wanted to shine a light on the personal stories that make up her home country. “Storytelling…

Episode #7 “Face Our Fears”

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  Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #7  (13 minutes) Face Our Fears I spent most of my 20s pretending that I had no fears. Fears are messy. They mess up my optimism, my can-do spirit, they hold me back….

Episode #6: “Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?”

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  Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #6  (10 minutes) Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? Before I launched my media startup in 2012, I never imagined that one day, I would form a company to create a digital platform for…

Episode #5: “Finding love in America. Are You the One?”

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  Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #5  (15 minutes) Finding Love in America: Are You the One? What do you look for when you are seeking “the one?” Since I began dating seriously in my 30s, I found myself often…

Episode #4: “Finding Love in America: Reality Bites”

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Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #4  (10 minutes) Finding Love in America: Reality Bites What do you look for when you are seeking “the one?” I believe the answer lies mainly in when you are looking and why. When…

Episode #3: “Living Your Father’s Dream?”

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Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #3  (10 minutes) For more of my conversation with Richard, DOWNLOAD here. (30 minutes) Living Your Father’s Dream? If you are a parent, what does your child’s name say about you? In America, most…

Episode #2: “The Girl with a Camera”

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Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #2  (11 minutes) For more of my conversation with Muyi, DOWNLOAD here. (30 minutes) About Muyi Xiao Muyi Xiao first caught my eye with her urgently captivating photo collection titled “Married Young.” It’s a…

Episode #1: “Made in China Robot turned Creative Human”

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Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #1  (13 minutes) For more of my conversation with Mojia, DOWNLOAD here. (30 minutes) About Mojia Shen I saw Mojia Shen for the first time in a YouTube video G(irls) 2015 summit after a friend…

One in a Billion – A New Podcast

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Welcome to “One in a Billion” –  Coming next Sunday July 24th A 16 year-old girl from Hebei province decides to come to America after spending nine years at a Chinese army youth school. She is 21 years old now. A rising junior…

Sorry…Women only

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I first encountered the women-only subway section in Tokyo. Before going to Tokyo, I have heard many bizarre and alarming stories about sexual harassment occurring in both workplaces and public places such as the subway or bus, so I was…