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China’s Pop Propaganda: Beginning of the Great Revival

June 21, 2011


Last week, another “main theme” (zhuxuanlü) “big piece” hit Chinese theaters with the force comparable to a Hollywood blockbuster. Beginning of the Great Revival, a tribute to the forthcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), opened in theaters across China on June 15. It’s no secret that cultural production has been […]

Father Figure?

May 17, 2011


I remember hearing a senior correspondent with Phoenix Television describe the moment she saw and talked to President Hu at the site of Wenchuan earthquake that she felt like seeing a “father,” assured and overwhelmed by strong feelings. I’ve never talked to a president of any sort, and don’t know how that might feel, but it’s […]

What A Beautiful Jasmine Flower

May 13, 2011


I heard on PRI this morning that the website for the Chinese Jasmine movement has been hacked and the organizers of the website are requesting Google to investigate into this matter. Media outside China also reported that the Chinese government has been monitoring carefully the sales of jasmine flowers in China (I’m not kidding you) […]


May 7, 2011


Once upon a time, an American whom I met for the first time asked me, “What’s the weather like in China?” Honestly, I appreciated his effort to try to strike a conversation with this Chinese woman in front of him, who obviously posed as an uncharted territory in his social landscape. I wasn’t offended at […]