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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Urban Planners Build Support Through Weibo

In China, where government officials often have the final say on city projects, urban planners are using Weibo to make their voices heard by the public. From Abby at Global Voices: According to Southern Weekly [zh], there are around 16,000 registered urban planners in China, theoretically responsible for everything from the layout of the city to the planning of a small road. However,

December 18, 2012 11:53 PM

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

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