Kaiser Kuo

Host and Co-founder of The Sinica Podcast
December 2, 2021 - 2:30pm
The View Out China’s Windows: Channeling Chinese Perspectives on U.S.-China Relations
William L. Harkness Hall, Room 119 See map
100 Wall Street

Co-sponsored by the MacMillan Center

About Kaiser Kuo

Kaiser Kuo is the host and co-founder of the Sinica Podcast, a weekly discussion of current affairs in China that has run since April 2010 — for its first six years from Beijing, and since 2016 from the U.S. as part of SupChina. The show features in-depth conversations with scholars, journalists, diplomats, analysts, and others who work to better understand China in all its complexity. A native of Upstate New York, Kaiser grew up mainly in Tucson, Arizona before heading to U.C. Berkeley for college. In 1988-1989, while studying in Beijing, he co-founded China’s seminal heavy metal band, Tang Dynasty. After June 4, 1989, he returned to the U.S. and enrolled in a graduate program in East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona, but left in 1996 before finishing his Ph.D. to re-join Tang Dynasty. He ended up staying in China for 20 years, with a career that ran the gamut from music to internet entrepreneurship to journalism before ending up as director of international communications for Chinese search engine Baidu, where he served from 2010 to 2016. He now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where in addition to Sinica he oversees nine podcasts in the Sinica Network.