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This lecture needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
I speak very strong Mandarin, lived in China for several years and now teach Mandarin as a profession.
I'm am highly irritated by several of the things this lecturer says. His ideas come from a very narrow point of view.
Additionally, if you wish to claim to be an expert on modern Chinese culture/economy please accurately pronounce Chinese dynasties. I can't take half of what this speaker says seriously because he butchers the pronunciation so poorly.