nationalism

Hu Xijin Becomes Target of Nationalist Ire, Again

A number of Chinese internet users were under the mistaken impression that China’s stern warnings and the threat of a People’s Liberation Army attack on her plane might deter Nancy Pelosi from visiting Taiwan. Her safe arrival...

Lessons to be Drawn From China’s Textbook Controversy

China is set to investigate school textbooks after illustrations deemed to be sexually suggestive or politically inappropriate caused an uproar on social media.  On Monday, the Chinese Ministry of Education ordered a nationwide...

Post-game Analysis: Making Sense of the Hu vs. Li Smackdown

Welcome to the post-game analysis of the Hu vs. Li smackdown that has occupied much of our attention over the last week. In one corner, we had Li Guangman, a relatively unknown blogger who rose to fame when his fiery essay about...

Word of the Week: “Taliban in Spirit”

This week, many Chinese netizens, like the rest of the world, have been fixating on a crisis-stricken Afghanistan. The Chinese government has reiterated that it would not “interfere with Afghanistan’s internal affairs,” and that...

Inside Xinjiang’s Growing Carceral State

New reporting from the Associated Press and Buzzfeed News has revealed the inner workings of massive detention centers in Xinjiang. State repression targeted at Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang is complex and...

From the Lexicon: Milk Tea Alliance

The Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon is named after an unassuming alpaca who galumphed past the censors in 2009 to become a Chinese internet sensation. In the long decade since, the Lexicon has tracked online resistance discourse in 365...

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