China Digital Space

Rice-drunk

From China Digital Space

Jump to: navigation, search

饭醉 (fàn zuì): rice-drunk:

Restaurants have apparently gotten into the act. This restaurant has adopted the name, “rice drunk gangsters.”

The term “rice-drunk,” generally used by activists and others critical of the government, is a homonym in Mandarin for the phrase “to commit a crime” (犯罪). The use of the term is an example of an oppressed group reclaiming a term originally used against them, and it highlights the contrasting views of authorities and activists on the legality of their actions.

Rice-drunk gangsters (饭醉团伙) are people who have engaged in illegal eating and drinking. Activists inside and outside of China sometimes organize “rice-drunk” events (饭醉活动) where they socialize and share their views over food and drink.

Arrest Unsettles Chinese Workers for Foreign Media

16 October 2014, by Cindy

Call for Release of Mainland Hong Kong Supporters

13 October 2014, by Sophie Beach

Murong Xuecun: Beijing’s Rising Smear Power

22 September 2014, by josh rudolph

In China, Companies Learn Business of Human Rights

17 September 2014, by Samuel Wade

“China’s Rights Abuses Demand Tougher Approach”

15 September 2014, by Samuel Wade

Views
Personal tools
Support CDT - Buy a Grass Mud Horse T-shirt!