Evan Osnos on the Resonance of “Gatsby” in China

The New Yorker’s Beijing correspondent , who recently published on the pertinence of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby to a modern Chinese audience, spoke with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer. In the interview, Osnos discusses similarities between early 21st century China and America a century before: the shift from agricultural to urban society, and the rags-to-riches dream of rapidly accumulating wealth and opportunity: