A weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world.
A SupChina production, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.
Jennifer Pan studied clickbait in Chinese propaganda. You won’t believe what she discovered!
Thursday 19 November 2020
: This week on Sinica, we present the first installment in a three-part series produced in collaboration with the Social Science Research...
Rana Mitter on the reshaping of China’s World War II legacy
Thursday 12 November 2020
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Rana Mitter, professor of the history and politics of modern China at St. Cross College, Oxford, and...
A China policy for the progressive left
Thursday 05 November 2020
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Tobita Chow and Jake Werner about what a progressive U.S. policy toward China should look like....
The wuxia storyverse of Peter Shiao
Thursday 29 October 2020
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with the Los Angeles–based film producer Peter Shiao about his vision of bringing wuxia 武侠 — a...
Southeast Asia in the dragon's shadow: A conversation with Sebastian Strangio
Thursday 22 October 2020
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Sebastian Strangio, the Southeast Asia editor at The Diplomat, about his new book, In the...
The American journalists still in China
Thursday 15 October 2020
: Since February, a series of tit-for-tat restrictions on and expulsions of journalists in the U.S. and China have resulted in the decimation...
The fight over Inner Mongolia's "bilingual education" policy
Thursday 08 October 2020
: This week on Sinica, we discuss the controversy surrounding the decision by Beijing to selectively replace Mongolian-language instruction in...
U.S.-China relations in 2020 with Susan Shirk
Thursday 01 October 2020
: This podcast was recorded as part of the 2020 SupChina Women’s Conference on September 9, 2020. Susan Shirk, chair and research professor...
Online vitriol and identity with The New Yorker’s Jiayang Fan
Thursday 24 September 2020
: Jiayang Fan, friend of Sinica and staff writer for The New Yorker, joins Kaiser and Jeremy for a discussion on her recently published...
Sinica celebrates the 500th episode of the China in Africa Podcast
Thursday 17 September 2020
: Since 2010, the China in Africa Podcast has brought balanced, wide-ranging conversations about one of the most consequential developments in...
Mary Kay Magistad - On China's New Silk Road (Episode 1: The China Dream)
Friday 11 September 2020
: This week, we're delighted to bring you the first episode of Mary Kay Magistad's brand new podcast, On China's New Silk Road. Mary Kay is a...
Black voices in the China space
Thursday 10 September 2020
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Keisha Brown, Mark Akpaninyie, and Leland Lazarus about initiatives they're involved with to increase...
Poverty eradication by 2020: A reality check
Thursday 03 September 2020
: This week on Sinica, in a show that was streamed live on August 27, Kaiser and Jeremy examine China’s efforts to fulfill the goal of Xí...
Rapper Bohan Phoenix and DJ Allyson Toy on hip-hop in China
Thursday 27 August 2020
: In a show taped in May, Kaiser chats with New York–based rapper Bohan Phoenix, who has gained audiences in both the U.S. and China, and...
Rerun: Guo Wengui: The extraordinary tale of a Chinese billionaire turned dissident, told by Mike Forsythe and Alexandra Stevenson
Friday 21 August 2020
: This episode of the Sinica Podcast, recorded in June 2017, is running as a bonus this week. The arrest of Stephen Bannon yesterday on...
U.S. Foreign Service Officer Leland Lazarus on China-Caribbean relations
Thursday 20 August 2020
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Leland Lazarus, an American diplomat stationed in Barbados. Leland is a China specialist,...
Global Governance 2020: A discussion with Kaiser Kuo and Susan Thornton
Thursday 13 August 2020
: Susan Thornton, former senior U.S. diplomat, returns to the Sinica Podcast this week. This conversation was recorded during the Princeton...
Adam Tooze on the geopolitics of the pandemic
Thursday 06 August 2020
: This week, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Adam Tooze, professor of history at Columbia University and author of Crashed: How a Decade of...
Sir Danny Alexander on AIIB in a time of crisis
Thursday 30 July 2020
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Sir Danny Alexander, vice president and corporate secretary of the Asian Infrastructure Investment...
‘Superpower Showdown’: A conversation with authors Bob Davis and Lingling Wei
Thursday 23 July 2020
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy talk to Wall Street Journal reporters Bob Davis and Lingling Wei about their great new book,...
Huawei and the 5G ecosystem
Thursday 16 July 2020
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Andy Purdy, chief security officer of Huawei USA, and Paul Triolo, practice head of geotechnology at...
Standoff in Ladakh: Ananth Krishnan on the China-India border conflict
Thursday 09 July 2020
: Late on the night of June 15, a deadly melee erupted on the banks of the Galwan River, in a disputed region called Ladakh, high in the...
The controversy over Fang Fang’s ‘Wuhan Diary’: A conversation with the translator, Michael Berry
Thursday 02 July 2020
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser speaks with Michael Berry, the translator of the Wuhan-based writer Fang Fang’s controversial Wuhan Diary:...
Why doesn't the China bubble pop? A conversation with Bloomberg’s chief economist, Tom Orlik
Thursday 25 June 2020
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Bloomberg’s chief economist, Tom Orlik, about his new book, China: The Bubble That Never Pops. A...
Censored: Molly Roberts on how China uses deterrence, distraction, and dilution to control its internet
Thursday 18 June 2020
: This week on Sinica, we continue with the ongoing California series of podcasts that Kaiser recorded last winter, and present a conversation...