Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.
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Book of the Week: “Harbinger of History”

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.

Lìshǐ de Xiānshēng 历史的先声 

April 28, 2017 1:12 PM

Minitrue: Official Comments on Trump’s Tax Plan

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. All websites find and delete the article “State Administration of Taxation Official: U.S. Tax Reform Lacks the Responsibility of Power.” (April 28, 2017) [Chinese]

April 28, 2017 11:17 AM