Sinica: The Soul of Beijing

The latest Sinica podcast, hosted by Kaiser Kuo, focuses on the transformation of Beijing through the eyes of several long-time residents:

As housing prices and rents soar, hutongs get ripped down and “crazy bad” air becomes the new normal, will Beijing maintain its heart as a cultural capital, or is the city losing itself and our affections?

Filled with stories of pig excrement, SARS babies, and enough Chinese cursing to satiate even the Beijing Profanity Alliance, this show was a pleasure to put on and we were really glad to see everyone who came out. Joining Kaiser Kuo on stage were two Sinica stalwarts: Chinese media export Jeremy Goldkorn and David Moser, jazz pianist and head of the CET Beijing program. We were also thrilled to be joined by Zha Jianying, author of China Pop and Tide Players, and a now-expat Beijinger from New York who admits to being torn between her two homes.

Listen to the podcast here.


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