Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz is the China Digital Times translations editor. She has contributed to Foreign Policy, The China Beat, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, The Postcolonialist, and Nieman Reports. 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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Drawing the News: Bi Fujian’s Last Supper

Celebrity CCTV host Bi Fujian found himself on the wrong end of public scrutiny this week when a video clip of him calling Mao Zedong a “son of a bitch” who caused people to “suffer bitterly” surfaced online.

Bi Fujian. (Source: Tencent)
Taken at a private dinner, no one has stepped forward for filming Bi as he tipsily added barbed comments to an aria from one of the model operas

April 10, 2015 12:49 PM

Word of the Week: To Be Johnned

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.

被嫖娼 (bèi piáochāng): be johnned

To be framed

April 9, 2015 2:24 PM

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