The Sinica Network presents Season 3 Episode 1 of “Strangers in China”

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This week on Sinica, check out the first episode of the latest season of “Strangers in China,” with host Clay Baldo!

The 2022 Shanghai lockdown came to Clay’s neighborhood early and caught him off-guard. Struggling with his mental health, Clay documents how lockdown works on a granular level giving listeners an audio tour of his neighborhood as it plunges into the uncertainty of all the minutiae of day-to-day life living under the control of the apparatuses that shut down an entire city for several months. The boredom, the stress, the terror. He documents clashes with local bureaucracy and the ingenuity of the people of Shanghai who had to live through these dark and strange times. Clay ventures out into a city as it’s about to enter the full city lockdown and gives listeners a sense of what a city looks like before it’s irrevocably changed.

Music credits:

Csus – https://soundcloud.com/csus

Moss Heim- https://soundcloud.com/mossheim-experimental/cutup-test-cycle-7000

Trey – https://soundcloud.com/tristan-phipps-1/trance

Jaies – https://soundcloud.com/jaiess

Bary – https://soundcloud.com/bary_is_cool

Ginger pitcher – https://soundcloud.com/gingerpitcherfredfroh

TDP-Experimental – https://soundcloud.com/user-99078702

Xxiuk – https://soundcloud.com/xxiuk

Lakey Inspired – https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired

TazLazuli – https://soundcloud.com/tazlazuli

Terri skills –  https://soundcloud.com/beatz-by-terri-skillz

Lofee – https://soundcloud.com/lofeetunes

Dr3am – https://soundcloud.com/dr3am-official

Purrple Cat – https://soundcloud.com/purrplecat

Ye Old Experimental Junk – https://soundcloud.com/ye-old-experimental-junk

Le gang – https://soundcloud.com/thisislegang

Obani – https://soundcloud.com/obani

Jozwyn – https://soundcloud.com/jozwyn

MCV – https://soundcloud.com/just-chillin-654995634

Works consulted

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-60893070

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-12/shanghai-residents-remain-largely-under-lockdown-despite-easing

https://isdp.eu/publication/xi-jinping-and-the-administrative-hierarchy-and-subdivisions-in-china/

https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/elizabethperry/files/managed_campaigns_-_proofs.pdf

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1178528.shtml

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1184356.shtml

https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdf/10.1086/694299

https://elibrary.law.psu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1209&context=psilr

https://www.smh.com.au/world/pocket-of-poverty-the-new-shanghai-has-left-behind-20121109-293dl.html

https://www.scmp.com/video/china/3187061/shanghais-old-west-gate-neighbourhood-emptied-demolition-and-redevelopment

https://academic.oup.com/columbia-scholarship-online/book/20259/chapter-abstract/179324873?redirectedFrom=fulltext&login=false

The work of Michel Foucault