Fareed Zakaria's GPS on CNN

September 18, 2016

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria talks to Rob about the dreams of 1.3 billion people in China.

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Houston Matters: Change in China

August 4, 2016

Houston Radio host and producer Michael Hagerty talks to Rob about the barriers to social and economic mobility in China, experienced though a number of characters in his book such as florist Zhao Shiling and sandwich shop owner C.K.

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Maine Calling: China 2016

July 20, 2016

Host Keith Shortall invites Rob to discuss his book and modern China alongside author Connie Zhu and Bowdoin professor Christopher Heurlin.

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Guardian Book Review: Who is Dreaming the Chinese Dream?"

June 15, 2016

Guardian Book Review: “Enjoyable and illuminating… The great virtue… is that (Schmitz) offers Chinese people a voice, something that is often lacking in news coverage. Schmitz writes with great affection…”

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Book review: contrasting fortunes on a Shanghai street of dreams

June 09, 2016

SCMP Review: “an enjoyable and entertaining book about the goals of the ordinary, working-class Chinese who are at the heart of the conflict between upward mobility and China’s frustrating system of corruption and bureaucracy.”

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KPCC's AirTalk show: Stories of the people of China

May 27, 2016

KPCC’s AirTalk host Larry Mantle interviews Rob about the people along a single Shanghai street.

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KQED's Forum: The story of a city and country in transition

May 27, 2016

In this hourlong segment, KQED’s Forum host Thuy Vu (in for Michael Krasny) talks with Rob about a country in transition, and what one street can reveal about cultural and political changes roiling Chinese society.

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MPR News: Exploring Shanghai and China's social and economic realities

May 19, 2016

In this hourlong segment, Minnesota Public Radio host Bob Collins talks with Rob about the social and economic realities of modern day China. “It’s a time of very big dreams.”

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Bloomberg TV: China's Challenges in a Modern World

May 17, 2016

Bloomberg TV host David Gura interviews Rob Schmitz about the “Chinese dream,” and how China’s adjusting to the modern world.

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L.A. Review of Books: China's Challenges in a Modern World

May 18, 2016

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviews Rob Schmitz for a Q&A entitled: From Sichuan to Shanghai.

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Bloomberg Surveillance Radio: People in China are struggling to keep up with change

May 17, 2016

Bloomberg Surveillance hosts Tom Keene and Michael McKee interview Rob.

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Marketplace: The story of China through the lens of one Shanghai street

May 17, 2016

Host David Brancaccio: Street of Eternal Happiness focuses on a handful of characters from different generations and backgrounds to give a sense of the diverse array of people who make up 21st century China.

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Marketplace: The Chinese dream on the Street of Eternal Happiness

May 16, 2016

Marketplace Host Kai Ryssdal: What started as a yearlong radio series on Marketplace is now a book. Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road is the full title of the new book out today by our Marketplace China Correspondent.

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New York Times Sunday Book Review of 'Eternal Happiness'

May 13, 2016

New York Times Sunday Book Review: “Poignant (and) enjoyable… Schmitz’s eye for scenes and ear for dialogue gives an immediacy to his stories…”

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New York Times Sinosphere Q. and A.: Rob Schmitz on Shanghai’s ‘Street of Eternal Happiness’

May 11, 2016

New York Times Sinosphere Q&A: Rob Schmitz first came to China in 1996 as a Peace Corps volunteer assigned to Sichuan Province. In 2010, he settled in Shanghai as a correspondent for Marketplace, the American Public Media program. When he decided to write a book on China, it was to his daily surroundings in that city that he looked rather than to some of the more exotic locales where he has reported.

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WSJ China Real Time: Writing China — Rob Schmitz, ‘Street of Eternal Happiness’

May 11, 2016

Wang Ming, a Shanghai factory owner, was thrown in a labor camp for more than a decade for the crime of being a capitalist in 1950s China. Sixty years later, his son is living in the New York suburb of Flushing, having learned English and earned his high-school equivalency diploma at age 58.

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Economist Book Review: Neither a bull nor a bear be

Apr 30, 2016

Economist Book Review: “A portrait of China from the stories of a single Shanghai street…a poignant microcosm.”

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CNN Newsstream with Kristie Lu Stout

Mar 8, 2016

CNN International’s Kristie Lou Stout talks to Rob Schmitz about what the people of China think about China’s slowing economy.

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USC U.S.-China Institute's documentary on American reporting in China

December 11, 2015

Mike Chinoy interviews Rob Schmitz and other prominent China correspondents about addressing China’s contradictions in their reporting. Assignment: China is a 12-part documentary on American reporting in China sponsored by the USC U.S.-China Institute.

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Sixth Tone's Q&A: Impressions of reporting and writing in China

May 11, 2016

Sixth Tone speaks with Rob Schmitz in his Shanghai office about his intentions for the book, his impressions of reporting and writing in China.

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