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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 […]

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 […]