This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Max Fisher, one of The Interpreter columnists for the New York Times, on what U.S. media coverage got right — and wrong — about the outbreak of COVID-19 in China, and the concerning parallels between 2002 and 2020.
8:33: American media coverage of the outbreak
15:14: Dehumanizing the disease in China
22:17: The role of the media in American political discourse
39:11: Moving the American consensus point on China
Max: The Farewell, by Lulu Wang.
Kaiser: Eternal Life: A Novel, by Dara Horn.