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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Mo Yan and the Politics of Language

After being questioned over his close relationship with the Chinese government, the Nobel-winning author Mo Yan is now facing another round of criticism for the quality of his writing.  Anna Sun at The Kenyon Review writes that the language of Mo Yan lacks aesthetic value: The discontent lies in Mo Yan’s language. Open any page, and one is treated to a jumble of words that juxtaposes

December 13, 2012 10:15 PM

WeChat, a Threat to All?

Tencent’s widely used instant-chatting mobile app WeChat has, as previously reported, been accused of putting Chinese dissidents at risk by revealing user data to the government. From Nicola Davison at the Guardian: WeChat is similar to the popular US-based mobile messaging serviceWhatsApp, but it does more. An amalgamation of social media tools akin to Twitter, Facebook

December 13, 2012 1:46 PM

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