Author: Sean Escoffery

Sean Escoffery is a recent graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in anthropology and political science with a special focus on China.
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The Interview With “Do Nothing Yang”

The EastSouthNorthWest Blog has published an English translation of the first media interview (Chinese) with Yang Jinggui: In Wudian Middle School, Changfeng county, Anhui province, two students fought in a classroom but the teacher did nothing to stop them. Afterwards, one student lapsed into unconsciousness and then died. This incident was exposed in the media and drew a great

July 18, 2008

Things We’d Rather You Not Say on the Web, Or Anywhere Else

David Bandurski of China Media Project has written a satirical piece in the style of George Carlin, who died last month, for The China Beat blog. The piece, according to the blog, is a riff on the idea of banned words in China: There are more than 40,000 characters in the Chinese language. Fortunately, basic literacy requires only about three to four thousand of these words, which makes

July 18, 2008