Trying to understand 恶搞文化 spoofing culture in Virtual China РVirtual China

From Virtual China:

Traveling in China brings me into closer contact with the English-language edition of China Daily, which published an interesting opinion piece last week titled “Parody Can Help People Ease Work Pressure”. It describes the emerging “spoofing culture” ÊÅ∂ÊêûÊñáÂåñ of contemporary Chinese Internet creativity. “Egao” ÊÅ∂Êêû is a neologism that the Chinese media is spending some time trying to dissect and understand, and as such is a bit hard to translate. Roland Soong of ESWN suggests “spoof/ing” and I’m going to go with that. It refers to the sudden emergence over the past year of online video clips and photo-shopped stills such as Hong Kong’s now world-famous Bus Uncle, or the Bun Murders series based on Chen Kaige’s film The Promise. The China Daily piece calls spoofing:…[Full Text]

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