Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz is the CDT translation coordinator. She earned her masters in Chinese literature and folklore from The Ohio State University and in ethnomusicology from the University of Cambridge. She has contributed to Foreign Policy, The China Beat, and the Cairo Review of Global Affairs.
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Phrase of the Week: Chinese People’s Hurt Feelings

The Word of the Week comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently 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. 伤害中国人民的感情

March 27, 2013 12:29 PM

Empire Illustrated: Peng Liyuan at Tiananmen, 1989

Peng Liyuan, wife of the new Chinese president Xi Jinping, has lit up Weibo with her glamour. The censors have balked at discussions of her outfits, though their work has not done much to dampen “first lady fever.” While it may be politically touchy to talk about Peng’s overcoat, digging into the darker corners of her past is totally off-limits. Weibo user @HKfighter

March 26, 2013 1:03 PM

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