“Diaosi”: Hip, Young and Wired

Diaosi, an online Chinese buzzword which can be loosely translated as “loser”, has been embraced by many young Internet users. At Civil China, Chris Marquis and Zoe Yang carried out a weibo content analysis, and...

Underdogs Find Success in ‘Diaosi’ Identity

Originally an insult, the term diaosi (屌丝) has been appropriated by legions of tech-savvy Chinese youth to describe their experience living in a rapidly changing and often unjust society. After explaining the term’s...

Diao Si: New Internet Buzzword for “Loser”

Want China Times briefs English-speakers on a self-deprecating Chinese buzzword making waves on the internet this year: The term “diao si” (屌絲) has been a buzzword among China’s internet community since the...



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