Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz writes about human rights and freedom of speech in China. She is a commissioning editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel and the former translations editor at China Digital Times. Her work has appeared in ChinaFile, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Foreign Policy. She is an alumna of the Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy. Anne studied Inner Mongolian folk music at the University of Cambridge and The Ohio State University.


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Best of CDT Translation 2014

The CDT translation team strives to bring readers a diversity of voices. While much of our work focuses on documenting censorship in the media and online in our ongoing series Directives from the Ministry of Truth and Sensitive Words, we also translate commentary from Weibo users–much of it deleted and archived on FreeWeibo–as well as political cartoons, protest signs

December 31, 2014 12:17 PM

Music Video: Poor Guy Can’t Stop Dying

Cartoon band Whale Island (鲸鱼岛乐队) released its first single just after the Qingming festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day, this April. Rollicking through the many deaths of the year past, “Poor Guy” is also a tribute to those who succumbed to ongoing perils in China, from chengguan beatings to poisoning. The song is not just a year in review, but a jaunty eulogy for

December 26, 2014 12:00 AM