August 18th, 2016

 By: Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn,  Clay Shirky
 Source: A Sinica Podcast     Date: 8/8/2016

In this episode of SinicaClay Shirky, the author of Here Comes Everybody who has written about the internet and its effects on society since the 1990s, joins Kaiser and Jeremy to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of China’s tech industry and the extraordinary advances the nation has made in the online world.

The hour-long conversation delves into the details and big-picture phenomena driving the globe’s largest internet market, and includes an analysis of Xiaomi’s innovation, the struggles that successful Chinese companies face when taking their brands abroad and the nation’s robust ecommerce offerings.

Clay has written numerous books, including Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream in addition to the aforementioned Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. He is also a Shanghai-based associate professorwith New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and the school’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.