Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz is the CDT translations editor. She has contributed to Foreign Policy, The China Beat, and the Cairo Review of Global Affairs. She earned her masters in Chinese literature and folklore from The Ohio State University and in ethnomusicology from the University of Cambridge.
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Phrase of the Week: Have Everything But Daddy

五行缺爹 (wǔ xíng què diē): have everything but daddy
To slavishly follow a person or thing; to overcompensate for a person or thing lacking in one’s life. A play on the idiom “have all five elements but earth” (五行缺土 wǔxíng qūe tǔ), describing the inauspicious state facing someone born without earth in his/her astrological sign, who must make up the

September 17, 2014 8:50 AM

Netizen Voices: The Real Source of Social Ills

People’s Tribune, a magazine published by the official People’s Daily, released a survey on social ills afflicting contemporary China. The Wall Street Journal summarizes the results, which found a lack of “credibility” among officials to be the gravest public concern. Although the survey showed ten top-ranking social ills, People’s Tribune asked about 13 problems

September 16, 2014 6:21 PM

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