In this show: dating tips for hooking up with your Marxist-Leninist thought instructor, advice on what modern music and seasonal vegetables to smuggle in from Hong Kong, the origins of China's somewhat unorthodox driving customs, and instructions on reaching your nearest Communist bandit hotline should the red menace become too much to handle. Also making repeat appearances: Filipino rock bands.

This week on Sinica, we take a nostalgic look back at China in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, the decades in which our hosts first visited China. Recorded at the new Australian Centre on China in the World, this is a lovely discussion between Jeremy Goldkorn, Geremie Barme and Linda Jaivin, all of whom have been previous guests on Sinica and none of whom need any introduction. [standalone mp3 file]
 said on
May 12, 2014
So, how does one kill a chicken with Mao thought?
 said on
May 14, 2014
From beginning to end that was truly superb. Thanks to Sinica and all involved.
 said on
May 16, 2014
Great episode, but when will Sinica get back to more conversations about politics and current events? All of the recent episodes have been about social issues or interest pieces. I'm sure a lot of people have enjoyed the recent episodes, but the earlier Sinica discussions were very educational.
Mark Lesson Studied