This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy are joined by Colin Chinnery from the Beijing Sound History Project, a recording project that aims to preserve the distinctive clangs, songs and shouts of traditional Beijing life. In addition to sampling some recordings from the archives, we also talk about Chinnery's work with the Shijia Hutong Museum, which recreates life in the narrow hutongs of Old Beijing.

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October 15, 2014
Totally absorbing, a must for any lover of Beijing. Gets my vote for one of the top 10 Sinica offerings.
 said on
October 21, 2014
the pigeon whistle is the sound of Beijing for me as an outsider growing up and I was quite bummed that I didn't hear it at all when I eventually came and live in this city. great talk!
Mark Lesson Studied