Xiao Qiang: “From Fart People to Citizens”

Xiao Qiang: “From Fart People to Citizens”

In April, CDT Founder and Editor-in-Chief Xiao Qiang delivered a talk at TedxLiberdade in tune with the event’s theme: “The Power of Together.” In his talk, Xiao discusses the Internet’s potential to help in the development of civil society in China, despite Beijing’s censorship regime.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx28EUiKEUc[/youtube]

Also see the Grass Mud Horse Lexicon entry for “fart people,” (屁民 pì míntranslated there as “shitizen”) or browse the rest of the lexicon to learn more about Chinese netizens’ discourse of resistance.

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