The hosts of two prolific podcasts that center on China will participate in the first Modern China Lecture for the 2021-22 academic year when the series resumes on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

“Podcasting China: A Conversation with the Prolific Hosts of the China History Podcast and the Chinese Literature Podcast” will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Zoom. The program, open to the public, can be accessed at

Laszlo Montgomery is the creator and host of the China History Podcast, reaching thousands of listeners with every episode for more than 10 years. He is the founder of Teacup Media – which also produces The Chinese Sayings Podcast, The Tea History Podcast and the China Vintage Hour – and has vast experience working in the China market for more than 30 years.

Lee Moore and Rob Moore (no relation) are the co-hosts of the Chinese Literature Podcast, which began recording in 2015 as a way to open up Chinese literary studies to a podcasting audience.

Lee Moore is in the process of completing his Ph.D. in Chinese literature in less than a month. His research focuses on the making of identities within museums in China and Taiwan. Lee Moore also works as a journalist, having written for The Economist, SupChina and That’s Guangzhou.

Rob Moore completed his Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of Oregon in June 2021. He taught English in China for 10 years and completed a master’s degree in Chinese literature at Nankai University in Tianjin. He specializes in translation practices in early modern China (1895-1912).

The Modern China Lecture Series was initiated to promote awareness of important issues related to China for those on the CSUSB campus and in the community. In the series of more than 50 lectures, workshops, film screenings and roundtable forums since January 2014, China scholars from UC San Diego, UC Riverside, the Claremont Colleges, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine and other institutions have visited the CSUSB campus to share their expertise and opinions.

Speakers in the series have included specialists in history, economics, political science, philosophy, finance, security studies, literature, anthropology and other fields.

The series is presented by the CSUSB Department of History, the History Club/Phi Alpha Theta, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration and the Intellectual Fund.

For previous presentations in the CSUSB Modern China Lecture Series, visit the Lecture Series Archive webpage.

For more information on the Modern China Lecture Series, contact Jeremy Murray, associate professor of history, at