Wǒ Men Podcast: A Matter of Debate


The Wǒ Men Podcast is a bi-weekly discussion of life in China hosted by Yajun Zhang and Jingjing Zhang. Previous episodes of the Wǒ Men Podcast can be found here, and you can find Wǒ Men on iTunes here.

Debate is a historical form of discussion which was one of the earliest methods for decision making and even law and legislative making.

Six years ago, after witnessing a woman in an English debate by chance, Lysa Wei became deeply fascinated by the nature of debating – logical consistency, factual accuracy and emotional appeals to win the audience’s hearts and minds. She became determined to be a debater.

At that time she could barely present an argument in English. Today, she is the holder of numerous debate championship titles including Grand-finalist of the China National Debating Championship (FLTRP Cup) 2014, and Grand-finalist and 5th Best Speaker of Singapore Debate Camp 2014. Lysa is not only one of the most prestigious debaters in China, she has also co-founded China’s first women debate network and started to nurture the next generation of women debaters.

Today, we have Lysa Wei joining the show to share her extraordinary experience of English debating and how debate has widened her horizon in life and opened doors in her professional life.

Find the latest episode on iTunes.

Previously on the Wǒ Men Podcast:

Wǒ Men Podcast: Gu Xi, Female Coding Pioneer (Redux)

Wǒ Men Podcast: My Dating App Match with an FBI Mole

Wǒ Men Podcast: Prison Breaker

Wǒ Men Podcast
Wǒ Men Podcast is produced and hosted by Yajun Zhang and Jingjing Zhang, who discuss a variety of topics and share a diversity of voices from on the ground inside contemporary China.
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