China Digital Times eBooks

China Digital Times periodically publishes eBooks of original content from our website.

Watching Big Brother: Political Cartoons by Badiucao (January 2016) – pay what you want

“Watching Big Brother: Political Cartoons by Badiucao” gathers together more than 50 drawings by one of China’s most popular and prolific political cartoonists. The artist confronts a variety of social and political issues head on in his powerful work, while infusing his drawings with a wry sense of humor. The drawings in the book cover the early years of Xi Jinping’s presidency, from December 2013 to January 2016. No contribution is required to download the eBook in PDF or ePub format, but all donations will be sent to Badiucao to support his work.



Decoding the Chinese Internet: A Glossary of Political Slang (July 2015) – pay what you want

“Decoding the Chinese Internet: A Glossary of Political Slang” introduces classic memes created by Chinese netizens to counter censorship. This third edition includes 25 new terms in an improved, image-rich format.

“Decoding the Chinese Internet” is available in PDF format. No contribution is required to download the PDF, but all proceeds will support the work of China Digital Times. You may pay via PayPal, or click on PayPal and then choose “Pay with a debit or credit card” if you do not have a PayPal account. Thank you for your support!

Covering China from Cyberspace in 2014 (January 2015) – $2.99

“Covering China from Cyberspace in 2014” is a yearbook of major events as seen through the eyes of Chinese censors and the netizens who are brave enough to defy them. The book provides a unique lens on some of the biggest stories in China in 2014 by compiling the best of the news reports & analysis, Internet commentary, propaganda directives, cartoons, and other images. “Covering China from Cyberspace in 2014” is a valuable resource for China analysts, journalists, students, and others who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of recent events in the country.

Crazy Crab’s Chinese Dream: Political Cartoons 2012-2013 (May 2014) – $3.99

The work of one of China’s foremost political cartoonists, including 40 images drawn exclusively for China Digital Times, with explanatory text written by Executive Editor Sophie Beach. Crazy Crab’s drawings covered a busy period in Chinese political history, from the downfall of former Chongqing Party Chief Bo Xilai to the transition of power from Hu Jintao to Xi Jinping.

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