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.
Getting Chinese politics wrong, with Jude Blanchette
Thursday 04 March 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies,...
Julie Klinger on China's rare earth frontiers
Thursday 25 February 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Julie Klinger, an assistant professor at the University of Delaware’s Department of Geography and...
Journalist Te-Ping Chen on her short fiction collection, Land of Big Numbers
Thursday 18 February 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser is joined by Wall Street Journal correspondent Te-Ping Chen to talk about her just-released collection of short...
The Xinjiang camps on Clubhouse
Thursday 11 February 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with three of the guests in a remarkable room on the drop-in voice chat app Clubhouse, which ran...
China’s struggle for tech ascendancy, with Dan Wang of Gavekal Dragonomics
Thursday 04 February 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser talks with Dan Wang, a Shanghai-based analyst at research firm Gavekal Dragonomics, who also contributes a...
Talking Taiwan with former national intelligence officer Paul Heer
Thursday 28 January 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Paul Heer about the conundrum of Taiwan — one of the thorniest and most fraught issues confronting...
A new U.S. strategy in East Asia, from the Quincy Institute
Thursday 21 January 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with the three authors of a new policy paper from the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a...
China's judicial decisions database and what it means
Thursday 14 January 2021
: By the end of 2019, Chinese courts had uploaded some 80 million court cases to a massive, centralized database — a gold mine not only for...
Ryan Hass on the Biden administration's China direction
Thursday 07 January 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser welcomes back former National Security Council China director Ryan Hass, who offers his perspective on the...
Ian Johnson and Lin Yao on "liberal" Chinese Trump supporters
Thursday 31 December 2020
: Why have so many prominent critical and dissident intellectuals from China come out vocally in support of Donald Trump? This week on Sinica,...
Historian James Carter on the final days of Old Shanghai
Friday 25 December 2020
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with James “Jay” Carter, a professor of history at St. Joseph’s University in...
Veteran diplomat Evan Feigenbaum on U.S. policy in a changing Asia
Thursday 17 December 2020
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser is joined by Evan Feigenbaum, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,...
China and India: Pallavi Aiyar and Ananth Krishnan on mutual misperceptions
Thursday 10 December 2020
: This week on Sinica, we bring you a conversation with Pallavi Aiyar, a prolific writer and, until 2008, a Beijing-based journalist, and...
Is coercive environmentalism the answer?
Thursday 03 December 2020
: In this episode of Sinica, which was taped live at the fourth annual NEXTChina Conference on November 11, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Yifei...
Chilies and China: Brian Dott on how a New World import defined regional cuisines in China
Friday 27 November 2020
: This week on Sinica, we teamed up with Columbia University Press and the Columbia Global Centers to convene a conversation with Brian Dott,...
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...