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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Chai Jing: “Under the Dome”

On February 28 2015, former China Central Television anchor Chai Jing released a powerful, self-funded documentary about smog. The 104-minute video, “Under the Dome,” has swept the Chinese Internet in the last 48 hours. As of the time of this post, it has received over 60 million views on Tencent. “Under the Dome” is presented in a style similar to

March 1, 2015 9:58 AM

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

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