When the HMS Poseidon struck a Chinese freighter in the Gulf of Bohai in 1931, the collision sparked a devastating accident that would see the British submarine plunge to the ocean floor in mere minutes, claiming the lives of nearly half the crew, but then making history through the daring escape of six submariners who found themselves trapped in the torpedo room of the doomed vessel and made their way to the surface nearly an hour after its sinking.

This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy help peel back the mystery of this Poseidon, as well as the secret Chinese salvage operation that took place decades later unbeknowst to the British Navy, in a discussion with Steven Schwankert, managing editor of The Beijinger, owner of the SinoScuba training school, and now author of the just-released book Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine.

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 said on
October 14, 2013
Hey guys, How about doing a podcast on the Sports Scene in China.

Don't really see much of it anywhere, maybe you guys could do it from a different perspective.

There is a lot of skepticism in Western Media about China's achievement in Sports/Olympics and being labeled as a Medal Factory who just throw a lot of money at it and abuse children's lives.

Since the show is for outsiders, i think this misconception(or reality) could do with its own show, No?
 said on
October 15, 2013
Cool guest today! I learned a lot.
 said on
October 17, 2013


1. The Great K-Hole of China, by Robert Foyle Hunwick for Vice


2. Kept women, by James Palmer for Aeon



Death in the Baltic: The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, by Cathryn Prince



1. Ego Fall (band), see entry at Rock in China:


2. Tengger Cavalry (band), see entry at Rock in China:

 said on
October 20, 2013
hey guys- great show. you said you'd leave a link to the photos of the under water ming dynasty village- can you post those? thanks!
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