Media and Podcasts

For media appearances, quotes, or to speak on background about a topic, feel free to email me at jamesevans [at]

I regularly speak with journalists about China and Taiwan, and I am happy to speak on record or on background about topics within my research interests.

Recent Media Appearances

Quoted in “Xi Jinping secures historic third term as leader of China,” NBC News, Oct 23, 2022

Quoted in “Xi Jinping amplía su poder como líder chino al ser reelegido para un tercer mandato,” Noticias Telemundo (in Spanish), Oct 23, 2022

Quoted in “Xi Jinping, Tokoh Terkuat di China Pasca Mao Zedong,” Republika (in Bahasa Indonesia), Oct 23, 2022

Quoted in “Academics and students in the West consider future China studies without access to China,” South China Morning Post, Nov 22, 2021

Quoted in “Cent’anni di partito unico,” Il Foglio (in Italian), Jul 1, 2021

Quoted in “Chinese Law Professor Fired for Views Receives Harvard Job Offer,” Voice of America (in English), “被清华扫地出门,许章润感谢哈佛发聘书:心照神交,吾道不孤,” 美国之音 (Voice of America: Chinese), Aug 21, 2020

Quoted in “罵習近平「無恥」遭清大開除 許章潤獲哈佛聘書,” Taiwan Daily, Aug 21, 2020

Research referenced in “選後觀察 美國學者指國民黨面臨2大立即挑戰,” Taiwan Central News Agency, Jan 17, 2020

Research referenced in “Sino-Black relations and the politics of identity: Q-and-A with scholar Keisha Brown,”SupChina, Feb 1, 2019

Quoted in “1960s-Era Chinese Political Posters Put on Display at Fairbank Center,” Harvard Crimson, Nov 28, 2017

Research referenced in “When words kill: ‘Big-character posters’ are testament to tenacity and suffering in one of China’s darkest periods,” SupChina, Nov 14, 2017


I am the founding host and producer of the Harvard on China Podcast at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. Since launching the podcast in 2016, I have interviewed over 30 scholars and practitioners who work on China with 70,000+ listeners. In 2017, the podcast was named “Eight Brilliant Podcasts about China” by TimeOut Beijing.         

I co-organize a lecture series with Nargis Kassenova, co-sponsored by Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, on “China’s Belt Road Initiative from the Regions.” This public-facing series is designed to invite new voices from around the globe to discuss China’s global impact through its contemporary foreign policy initiatives.

I have also appeared as a guest, on the Eurasian Enigma Podcast at the Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, speaking with Yuval Weber about Russia and Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest.   

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