January 6th, 2014
Episode 354 of 447 episodes
Between 2008 and 2013, Evan Osnos was The New Yorker's China correspondent, reporting on everything from the country's increasing demand for psychoanalysis to a Profile of the artist Ai Weiwei. Since the fall, he's been reporting for the magazine from Washington, D.C., but he hasn't left China completely behind. In the current issue of the magazine, Osnos reports on the revival of Confucianism in the country, after many years when it was in disfavor with the Communist Party. Here he discusses Confucianism, reporting from China, and his new Washington, D.C., beat with the editor of The New Yorker's Web site, Nicholas Thompson. In addition, Maria Konnikova explains how she plans to keep her New Year's resolution to cut back on Internet use.