Author: Mengyu Dong

Mengyu Dong grew up in Beijing, where she developed a keen interest in roller-blading, ink painting, and Chinese politics. She now primarily focuses on media coverage of political and social issues in China. Her first personal anthology, A Cello without Strings, published in 2011, includes her commentaries on Chinese politics, literature and history. Mengyu is currently studying political science at University of California, Berkeley.
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Feminism: Celebrating the V-Word

The storm surrounding an adaptation of The Vagina Monologues by 17 female students at Beijing Foreign Studies University last year was selected by gender equality activists as one of the top ten stories of 2013 relating to sex and gender. From James Miles at The Economist: Announcing such a list has been an annual event since 2008 when Fang Gang, who directs the Institute of Sexuality

January 3, 2014 5:22 PM

Inside China’s Troubled Far West

A heavy influx of Han immigration has long been a major source of ethnic tension in Xinjiang. Nikolay Korzhov at Al Jazeera reports that while Han Chinese are hitting pay dirt, some local ethnic Uyghurs are struggling to make ends meet: According to the most recent statistics, published on the official Xinjiang Statistical Information website, economic conditions are gradually

December 9, 2013 10:06 PM

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