The Sydney Morning Herald tells the complicated story of peasant activist Yu Changwu, who became well-known to the international media after a manifesto demanding land rights signed in his name circulated online: Yu married a...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 4, 2009
On her blog, Xujun Eberlein responds to an article by Jaime Florcruz called “China 60 years on: From Mao to today,” in which he writes about the Cultural Revolution: “For ten years, China was condemned to...
by Jenny Leung | Oct 30, 2008
chinaSMACK has translated a discussion on a Tianya and KDS forums regarding Shanghainese’s xenophobic responses to “wai di ren” (外地人:to refer to migrants from within China), as opposed to “wai guo...
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 13, 2008
by Paulina Hartono | Dec 28, 2007
by Wu Nan | Nov 19, 2007
Sina blog posted a performance by a farmer from Jijitan village in the northwest of China, who invented his own hip hop. He said he does not know what hip hop really is. His performance here is a result of his love for folk...
by Wu Nan | Oct 23, 2007
“If they force us out of our homes, we’ll beat them up. Like peasant rebels in history, there’s nothing else we can do. With sticks and bars, we’ll lock them in the house and beat them to death. Then...
by Mo Ming | Mar 8, 2007
by Mo Ming | Jan 28, 2007
by Michael Zhao | Jan 24, 2007
Wall Street Journal’s page one story on liushou ertong (ÁïôÂÆàÂÑøÁ´•) (photo: left-behind children via BBC News): In a sparsely furnished farmhouse, about a half mile from
by Sophia Cao | Dec 2, 2006
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by Wu Nan | Nov 17, 2006
There were two Chinas on display at the Beijing Folk Culture PlazaÔºàÂåó‰∫¨ÂÜú‰∏öÂ±ïËßàÈ¶ÜÔºâ on Friday, as an exhibition on human rights began a 10-day run.
by Wu Nan | Oct 1, 2006
China has established a new system to keep track of land use in a bid to curb runaway investment and protect the interests of farmers. The State Council, China’s
by Sophie Beach | Aug 29, 2006
by Michael Zhao | Aug 7, 2006
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