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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The following passage from Wang Lixiong’s novel Reincarnation is available in translation from CDT. Read Reincarnation as Wang publishes it in installments on his blog. 目前最重要的是看住网络。涉及这么多人,一点风声不露是不可能的。关键是不能形成引爆效应。所谓的引爆,指的是快速的连锁反应一波推一波,通过便利快捷的网络传播,产生爆炸效果,加上网络追踪热点的马太效应,瞬时覆盖网络,引起数亿人共振。一旦发生这种引爆,即使以国家之力也难控制,往往必须让步。而只要不引爆,再大事情也会被淹没在信息海洋转瞬即逝,或是无声无息。这就是网络的特点。所以控制网络的关键,就是防止这种引爆。

April 10, 2014 11:13 AM

Script of the Week: Chrysanthemum


Chrysanthemum script converted text: “Sensitive words can avoid being harmonized. Freedom of speech is a must!” (anliu/
菊花文 (júhuā wén): chrysanthemum script Coded writing using the Combining Cyrillic Millions character ( ҉  ; Unicode: U+0489). Typically used in bi-directional text, where both left-to-right and right-to-left

April 9, 2014 12:11 PM

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