Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz is the Translations Editor at China Digital Times. Her writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The China Beat, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, The Postcolonialist, and Nieman Reports. She is an alumna of the Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy. Before tracking Chinese social media, Anne studied folklore and literature of ethnic minorities in China, focusing on Inner Mongolia, at the University of Cambridge and The Ohio State University.
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Translation: Sham Imams, Toppled Mosques

The Hui ethnic minority, descendants of Silk Road traders who settled and married in China, look and sound like the majority Han. They are distinguished only by their Muslim faith. The Hui have enjoyed far greater freedom of worship than China’s other major Muslim minority, the Uyghurs. “Indeed, members of the Muslim Hui community are enjoying a flowering

November 12, 2015 9:21 PM

Clan of the Week: Zhao

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around censorship and political correctness.

Zhào jīarén 赵家人

I’m the Zhao family

November 12, 2015 12:12 PM

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