Grass-Mud Horse Discourse

Grass-Mud Horse Discourse

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Netizen Voices: “Pompeo Didn’t Say a Word?”

Amid an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, nationalistic sentiment has been proliferating on Weibo and other Chinese social media, carefully encouraged by state media. On May 18, the state-run People’s Daily shared the following news brief on Weibo about a recent call between...

Viral Content: Laozi Says it Everywhere

Viral Content is a new CDT series introducing terms coined and used by Chinese netizens during the 2019-2020 COVID-19 outbreak. These terms include both subversive critiques and nationalistic support of government policies....

Viral Content: Personal Emperor

Viral Content is a new CDT series introducing terms coined and used by Chinese netizens during the 2019-2020 COVID-19 outbreak. These terms include both subversive critiques and nationalistic support of government policies....

Viral Content: Gratitude

Viral Content is a new CDT series introducing terms coined and used by Chinese netizens during the 2019-2020 COVID-19 outbreak. These terms include both subversive critiques of government policies and nationalistic support of...

Viral Content: Pray for Jade

Viral Content is a new CDT series introducing terms coined and used by Chinese netizens during the 2019-2020 COVID-19 outbreak. These terms include both subversive critiques of government policies and nationalistic support of...

Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon: Digital Disobedience

The following term comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to...

Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon: “Everything is Fake!”

The following term comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to...

Translation: Notes From the Wuhan Lockdown

Wuhan, Hubei–the epicenter of the outbreak of novel coronavirus that has now been declared a global health emergency by the WHO–has been on lockdown for nearly a week. The  “dramatic action” of quarantining a city of...

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