This American Life: Americans in China

This American Life broadcast a segment on Americans in China. From the prologue:

Months ago, in preparing for this show, we started reaching out to Americans living in China and asking for their stories. A shocking amount of the expats came back with stories about different times they were on Chinese television. So many people sent us their China TV stories that we began to wonder, “have ALL of you guys been on TV?! Is this the consummate expat experience in China?” Several expats talk to Ira about why the Chinese love foreigners on their TV shows. And Evan Osnos, a staff writer for The New Yorker who writes about China, says it’s hard for Americans living in China to figure out what to tell friends and family back home.

In this section, New Yorker reporter Evan Osnos interviews Baidu’s Director of International Communication, rock musician and “uber-expat” Kaiser Kuo:

In Act II, author Michael Meyer talks about his experiences living in rural China:

Read more about foreigners in China, via CDT.