The Word of the Week 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 mock and subvert the official language around censorship and political...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 20, 2018
Beijing-based women’s rights activist Xiao Meili recently introduced her friend Ma Hu with the first two parts of a three-part profile. Part one told the story of Ma Hu’s childhood, and how she dealt with her gender and sexual...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 17, 2014
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 18, 2013
An article on Quartz looks at how the one-child policy, and accompanying gender imbalance, is...
by Mengyu Dong | Jun 13, 2013
Ye Haiyan, a gender rights activist, was released from police detention but continued to face harassment. From Mimi Lau at the South China Morning Post: She was accused of assaulting three women who stormed into her apartment...
by Sophie Beach | May 20, 2013
A recent report found that China is home to the highest number of female self-made entrepreneurs in the world. While this is certainly good news for those entrepreneurs, it does not give a complete picture of the complicated...
by Mengyu Dong | Nov 29, 2012
This week in Wuhan, a handful of female college students protested against invasive gynecological tests required for civil service jobs. From Jonathan Kaiman at The Guardian: A picture of the protest on Monday, which appeared in...
by Mengyu Dong | Nov 6, 2012
In an interview with Muhammad Cohen at Asia Times Online, Sheng Keyi discusses the English-language publication of her first novel, Northern Girls, based on her own experiences as a migrant worker in Shenzhen. Asia Times Online:...
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