Li Yang

Kim Lee Speaks Out Agaist Domestic Violence

Kim Lee, an American who was married to celebrity English teacher Li Yang, has become the public face for women fighting domestic violence in China. When Lee won her divorce case, after publicizing photos of her brutalized face,...

Cases Expose “Epidemic” of Domestic Violence

Two recent cases, with very different conclusions, have again shone light on the problem of domestic violence in China. The existence of marital abuse is only beginning to be acknowledged in Chinese society, and is often...

In Crazy English Divorce, 3 Victories, 1 Defeat

Kim Lee, the American wife of Crazy English founder Li Yang, was awarded a 12 million yuan divorce settlement by a Beijing court on Sunday. Li must pay an additional 100,000 yuan per year for each of their three daughters until...

Crazy Li Goes to Court

A new round of divorce hearings between Li Yang, the founder of a controversial and high-decibel English education program, and Kim Lee, his battered American wife, began last week. Last year, Lee posted pictures of the injuries...

US Woman Becomes Hero for Battered Wives in China

Kim Lee, the American wife of celebrity English teacher Li Yang, has become the focus of media attention in China after she used her weibo account to publicize evidence that her husband had brutally beaten her. AP reports on how...

Crazy English

In the New Yorker, Evan Osnos writes a lengthy profile of Li Yang and his Crazy English phenomenon: To his fans, Li is less a language teacher than a testament to the promise of self-transformation. In the two decades since he...

Is Crazy English Here to Stay?

Shanghaiist has collected reports and videos of Li Yang teaching his Crazy English. If you watch the video by muting the sound, you may think you’re watching a religious gathering with fervent worshipers waving their arms in spiritual communion. If you carefully listen to one class Li taught, you’ll sense something in his speech”nationalism. Li […]

Has Crazy English Gone Crazy? – Bob Chen

From The Global Voices Online: Crazy English is a private education agency in which the founder Li Yang advocates a new method to study English; namely, to shout out antiquated English phrases and seize every chance to approach an English speaker for a conversation, all for sweeping the shyness away. Learners should scream deafening English […]



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