China Underground Zachary Mexico presented his semi-autobiography China Underground (Soft Skull Press; March 1, 2009). He began learning Chinese at 15 and first… read more

China Underground Zachary Mexico presented his semi-autobiography China Underground (Soft Skull Press; March 1, 2009). He began learning Chinese at 15 and first traveled to China at 16, eventually writing a book that presents a firsthand account of his travels. He is a member of the New York rock band Octagon and of the electronic duo Gates of Heaven. He uses the name Zachary Mexico as a musician and to disguise himself from the Chinese government. He studied Chinese youth subcultures and presented a picture of confusion of social and political attitudes among China’s most marginalized sub-cultures. Mr. Mexico read passages from his book and talked about how he interviewed his subjects. He answered questions from members of the audience. close

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China Underground

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Program ID:
286323-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
West Hollywood, California, United States
First Aired:
May 17, 2009 | 10:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 15, 2009 | 8:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 17, 2009 | 10:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 15, 2009 | 9:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 15, 2009 | 8:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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