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Divine Disturbed

May 19, 2011


Speaking of viral videos, this video of Chinese folk singer Gong Lina singing a folk song sans lyric, titled “忐忑” or “Tante” (“Disturbed”), has been perhaps one of the most viewed and talked about video in China since 2010. The song was composed by Gong’s husband, Robert Zollitsch, a German composer who loves Chinese folk […]

Hot Mircroblog Topic: IMF Head Strauss-Kahn’s Arrest; Comments Allude to Social Injustice in China

May 16, 2011


Just a little more than an hour after IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York on sexual assault charges, news and comments about this incident are circulated wildly on, a leading microblog hosting website in China. It’s one of the top topics this morning. It seems that Strauss-Kahn’s fall fed Chinese’s hunger […]

Holy Goddesses of China Trampling Men, and Singing Too

May 12, 2011


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 […]

Osama bin Laden: Top Topic on Sina Microblog This Week

May 10, 2011


After bin Laden’s death, PRI did a nice piece on the Chinese’s reaction to it. Today, I checked Sina Microblog (weibo), one of China’s major social media like twitter, and realized that bin Laden is the most popular topic for this week. On one of China’s most popular social network websites,, posts related to […]