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Shopping With Your Girlfriend, For The 18th Time

For Tea Leaf Nation, Yale University student Xiaoying Zhou translates a recent Renren.com blog post from a Peking University student that went viral to the tune of more than 26,000 shares as of Wednesday. While disguised as a...

America: a ‘Foolish and Backward Nation’

As Hillary Clinton visits China, Tea Leaf Nation’s David Wertime translates an anonymous satirical essay on America’s many supposed failings compared with the author’s native China. The post also appears at The...

Little Rabbit Be Good

World Policy Journal profiles cartoonist Pi San, who has created numerous popular animations featuring a little boy, Kuang Kuang, including a satirical take on a children’s song, Little Rabbit Be Good: Pi San’s gift for...

Lei Feng: Hero For Today’s China?

Monday marked the official observance of Learn From Lei Feng Day in China, a holiday initiated by Mao Zedong in 1962 which turned a dead young soldier into a folk hero, and the central government has revved up the propaganda...

Introducing the Hexie Farm (蟹农场) CDT Series

Hexie Farm (蟹农场) is the name of a series of political cartoons created by an anonymous Chinese cartoonist who uses the pen name “疯蟹” or Crazy Crab. In recent months, his images have been widely and enthusiastically distributed...

Why Chinese Political Humor is Spreading Online

The World’s Mary Kay Magistad reports on the rise of political humor in China and the role of the Internet in spreading subversive messages through satire. Listen here: “When the situation is getting tougher, the humor is...

Batman vs. Guard in a Military Coat

After the “Dark Knight” actor Christian Bale attempted to visit activist Chen Guangcheng on December 15, one of the security guards in CNN’s video clip who blocked and attacked Bale has become a popular Internet meme in China....

Where an Internet Joke Is Not Just a Joke

The New York Times Magazine has a lengthy article looking at the role of humor and satire online in China: No government in the world pours more resources into patrolling the Web than China’s, tracking down unwanted content and...

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