Baozou Big News Events (暴走大事件), a “rage comic”-inspired Chinese internet variety show...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 8, 2016
Authorities in Shanghai have recently cracked down on rumors of tightening real estate...
by Melissa M. Chan | Nov 27, 2012
China’s official Communist Party newspaper treated a satirical article naming North Korean leader Kim Jong-un the “Sexiest Man Alive” as a genuine report. The report by the People’s Daily quotes The Onion, a humor...
by Scott Greene | Nov 16, 2012
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...
by Scott Greene | Mar 19, 2012
As China’s online population of netizens continues to grow, NPR reports that Chinese cartoonists have used the web as a platform to take aim at the Communist Party as never before: Political cartoons have emerged over the...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 20, 2012
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...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 10, 2012
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...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 9, 2011
The political cartoonist known as “Crazy Crab,” who published a series of cartoons known as Hexie Farm, has gotten a lot of attention recently for his sharp, satirical drawings which take on censorship, propaganda,...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 26, 2011
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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