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Word of the Week: “Party” Central Committee

Editor’s Note: The Word of the Week comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of...

Watch Your Language! (In China, They Really Do)

The International Herald Tribune’s Rendezvous blog writes about keyword filtering and netizen lingo in Chinese cyberspace, with examples from CDT’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon and the recent study from Carnegie Mellon...

Grass-Mud Horse Word of the Week

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a weekly featured word from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online...

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Chinese Netizen-Speak?

China Digital Times has added many new entries to the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon and updated a number of older entries. Take this quiz to see how well you understand the colorful and constantly evolving language of China’s...

Yu Hua: The Spirit of May 35th

In the New York Times, author Yu Hua writes about the language developed by those in China who want to express themselves online without catching the attention of censors. “May 35th” has become a common euphemism for...

Fǎ Kè Yóu, River Crab

The Economist reports on an art exhibit now on display in Manhattan which builds creatively on the anti-censorship terminology created by Chinese netizens: “THE Travelogue of Dr Brain Damages”, a show of Kenneth...



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