Initial Impressions: Three First Trips to China, 1970s-1990s

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.