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Day 2

Breakfast in the revolving restaurant; teahouse surrounded by traditional music talking Taoism with mentee, in Black Bamboo Park (tiny sample of audio below). Now for formalities to see…

First day back in Beijing

After five years… And it’s a fairly familiar part of town too. I’ll be posting photos to Flickr and raw tape here. I have audio of the underpass…

Moveable Type

A thousand year old text on the invention of moveable type, written by Shen Kuo. Voiced by me with a wee bit of music too. Original and info…

The Two Mas: Chapter 1, Part 1

Today’s audio is a translation of a Chinese novel written and set in 1920s London. It’s 《二馬》 老舍著, Er Ma, by Lao She, translated as The Two Mas…

Chinese F1 Grand Prix 2004

It’s the Formula 1 Grand Prix of China in Shanghai this weekend. The first Chinese Grand Prix year, 2004, was also my first in professional radio. My F1…

Angus Graham: A Profile

Tada! The first new audio I’m posting here for quite a while: Angus Graham, A Profile. Angus Graham (1919 – 1991) was professor of Classical Chinese at SOAS….

More Sinology, more Radio

There is something so evocative. “For me and a number of other people in the field, he’s very much in the same league as Arthur Waley as a…

Orientalism, China, radio.

I’ve just been listening to Studio 360’s piece on the poetry of Mao Zedong. Raised some thoughts. It started in the menu, where they played a clip of…

AJE Witness Special on Polynesians and Taiwan

Wooooow… What a terrific show. “Made in Taiwan” is a Witness Special by Al Jazeera English, where a Samoan and Cook Islander analyse their genes, and follow the…

Beginnings (sort of)

A recent post to the Radio Lab blog reveals the first ever piece made by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich [Update: new link for that post]. It rather…

London Huayu EXCLUSIVE on illegal immigration raids

A big story in London this week was official raids on illegal immigrants in Chinatown. Who got the scoop? London Huayu Chinese Radio. Two of their volunteers were…

Being very childish…

China National Radio have moved their web addresses to one: cnr.cn. All very good, I’m sure. So I have to look for vulgar juvenile fun. Click the link…

More in the Guardian

http://media.guardian.co.uk/mediaguardian/story/0,,2021124,00.html It opens thus: Access denied Frustrated by government jamming and dwindling audience figures, staff at the BBC’s China service are worried about an increasingly uncertain future. John…

Article in the Guardian

So now I know why the press office sounded pressured today… http://media.guardian.co.uk/radio/story/0,,2013029,00.html

Upcoming posts

I’ve been shamefully absent! But I promise to update the blog in the next week. I’ll be adding to my reviews, of the AKG K27i headphones, the Pure…