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Lin Shu Hao: American or Chinese, He’s Linsanity Alright

February 20, 2012

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Forget about Yao Ming. He was so 2010. Since last weekend, Chinese have a new star whom they are willing to give up sleeping in on a Saturday morning to watch.This is not a dream. Jeremy Lin, or Lin Shuhao (林书豪) as his Chinese fans prefer to call him, has become a “legend” in China […]

Holy Goddesses of China Trampling Men, and Singing Too

May 12, 2011

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The term shengnu has been around for a while. It first appeared online and was listed as one of the 171 new words of 2007 by the Ministry of Education in China. Literally, shengnu means “leftover woman,” but, as a wordplay, it also sounds like “holy goddess.” This term is used by Chinese to refer to single women […]