red songs

I’ll Copy the Constitution, Then Sleep With You

At the South China Morning Post, Li Jing reports on a couple who attracted negative attention to a campaign encouraging Party members to show their loyalty by hand-copying the Communist Party Constitution in its entirety. The...

Word of the Week: Tomato

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 China’s online...

Weibo: Make Way for the Boss

Since Weibo user @nocop posted this photo from the National People’s Congress on March 3, it...

Bo Xilai: Nation-Changer, or Colourful Sideshow?

At The Sydney Morning Herald, John Garnaut asks whether Bo Xilai, father of Chongqing’s famous anti-mafia campaign and Red Culture resurgence, has already hit his peak: Wang Kang, a Chongqing intellectual who is steeped in...

You Can’t Have a Party Without Music: A Red Song Primer

“Red Songs”, nationalist anthems of the Maoist era, have exploded across China from Chongqing where their resurgence began. China Real Time Report provides a Red Songs 101 for the arguably fortunate uninitiated. The...

“Laundry Song”: a Tibetan Red Song

High Peaks Pure Earth embarks on a new series on Tibetan “Red Songs”, beginning with 1964’s “Laundry Song”, which has been performed by “almost every mainstream Tibetan female singer …...

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