Sinopsis

Short and informative insights from a Westerner whom now calls China his beloved home. Come back often, listen, and learn what really takes place in China and how to succeed in the Chinese Culture.

Episodios

  • Episode 10 - LaDiona...the Great!!

    Episode 10 - LaDiona...the Great!!

    24/01/2012 Duración: 32min

    In episode #10, we are joined by LaDiona McDonald, a 2nd year grad student at Peking Univeristy HSBC Business school, who shares with us her experiences in dating, traveling, and adapting to a new culture in China.

  • Episode 9 - Must Haves and Safety rant

    Episode 9 - Must Have's and Safety 'rant'

    26/11/2011 Duración: 37min

    Episode 9: In this episode, we start with a brief update on a few items, discuss Colin's view on the top 5 "must have's" if your going to spend time in China, and we end with a brief 'rant' on safety in China.

  • Episode 8 - Baby Yue Yue (HitRunWatch)

    Episode 8 - Baby Yue Yue (Hit&Run&Watch)

    01/11/2011 Duración: 32min

    In Episode #8 we discuss the sad case of Baby Yue Yue, the 2 year old baby that was hit by 2 cars and had up tp 18 people walk bye and not offer help - all caught on tape. The discussion very much gets ranty as the 'excuses' provided by the local Chinese are discussed. For more detail on the specific accident - see this video (http://www.chinawhisper.com/2-year-old-girl-ran-over-by-car-twice-ignored-by-18-passersby#more-3546)

  • Episode 7 - New Social Pension Program and Baby Yue Yue

    Episode 7 - New Social Pension Program and Baby Yue Yue

    01/11/2011 Duración: 28min

    In Episode 7, we are fresh back from vacation and ready to discuss the new mandatory Social Pension program for foreigners working in China. The discussion focuses on whether this is just another program designed to drive more revenue from foreigner workers in China or if it is truly a worthwhile program. Due to jet-lag, the discussion does get a bit ranty, however we try to stay on topic and focused.

  • Episode #6 – Chat with Local Chinese Resident ‘Mike’

    Episode #6 – Chat with Local Chinese Resident ‘Mike’

    28/09/2011 Duración: 31min

    In episode #6, Colin is joined by a local Chinese resident, ‘Mike’ to discuss how the Chinese culture really accepts and views foreigners, whether race plays a role, and how Western influence is affecting China and the Chinese people. * apologies for the audio quality in this episode.

  • Episode 5 - Chat with Professor Kevin Smith - Part 2

    Episode 5 - Chat with Professor Kevin Smith - Part 2

    27/09/2011 Duración: 36min

    In episode #5, Colin continues his conversation with Kevin Smith, Professor of Writing, Debate, and International Relations at Shenzhen University.

  • Episode #4 – Chat with Professor Kevin Smith, Part 1

    Episode #4 – Chat with Professor Kevin Smith, Part 1

    26/09/2011 Duración: 32min

    In episode #4, Colin is joined by another African-American male, Kevin Smith, Professor of Writing, Debate, and International Relations at Shenzhen University, to discuss the education system, challenges and benefits for black people in the local Chinese environment, and other related topics such as dating, challenges faced getting a hair cut, and integrating into the local society.

  • Episode 3 - HK Airport Story

    Episode 3 - HK Airport Story

    18/09/2011 Duración: 17min

    Episode 3 - The day-to-day experience of a brother living in Shenzhen China. Discussion includes little known information on living in China from a black perspective, China culture, how to navigate through the Chinese culture, and interviews with other foriengers and Chinese on their experiences in the PRC. All with a bit of casual humor. Episode 3 shares the ordeal I went through, starting in my first 5 minutes after arriving in HK airport, through my arrival at the hotel in SZ. It took me over 1 year to be able to tell this story without having a 'strong' emotional feeling. Enjoy and please laugh!!

  • Episode 2 - Initial Impression and Reaction to China

    Episode 2 - Initial Impression and Reaction to China

    18/09/2011 Duración: 30min

    Episode 2 - The day-to-day experience of a brother living in Shenzhen China. Discussion includes little known information on living in China from a black perspective, China culture, how to navigate through the Chinese culture, and interviews with other foriengers and Chinese on their experiences in the PRC. All with a bit of casual humor. Episode 2 discusses the 3 items that stood out the most upon my initial move to China. High population, language barrier, and absence of black people.

  • Episode 1 - Welcome to the To The East My Brother Podcast

    Episode 1 - Welcome to the To The East My Brother Podcast

    18/09/2011 Duración: 24min

    Episode 1 - The day-to-day experience of a brother living in Shenzhen China. Discussion includes little known information on living in China from a black perspective, China culture, how to navigate through the Chinese culture, and interviews with other foriengers and Chinese on their experiences in the PRC. All with a bit of casual humor. Episode 1 provides background on your host - Colin C. Thompson, and what motivated him to journey to China.

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