Every so often, something cranks up the heat on Chinese hatred for Japan. In the mid-2000s, it was Japanese textbooks glossing over the Nanjing Massacre; the Japanese prime minister’s annual visit to the Yasukuni Shrine never...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 20, 2011
ChinaGeeks has translated a brief quotation from writer Wang Shuo about democracy in China, which is currently making the rounds in Chinese cyberspace: A people without elections, without property, and without political rights...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 13, 2011
At Foreign Policy, Eric Abrahams describes the fall and rise of humour in the People’s Republic: … China’s educational policy and official pronouncements did not stray far from this pattern of value statements...
by Gao Fei | Jun 15, 2007
On his blog, Wang Shuo reported that some TV series censors, corrupted by “absolute power,” collect 30,000 to 50,000 RMB through graft. Danwei covers the story, including a translation of Wang’s letter: Wang Shuo’s back in the news – this time for two reasons. First, when singer Xie Dong was arrested for drug use, he […]
by Jonathan Ansfield | Apr 27, 2007
Word has trickled into the papers this past week that GAPP plans to issue new rules forcing online magazines (ÁΩëÁªúÊùÇÂøó, aka ÁîµÂ≠êÊùÇÂøó, Êï∞Â≠óÊùÇÂøó) to acquire licenses prior to publishing – just like their print equivalents. A few reports have squinted peevishly at Big Government. “The Web magazine suddenly has discovered that she has a new […]
by Jonathan Ansfield | Mar 15, 2007
Wang Shuo‘s got another bad habit: the paparazzi. Fighting the demons of sex, drugs and police scrutiny as he mounts a literary comeback, the foul-mouthed writer recently agreed to tape the late-night CCTV psychiatry show Xinli Fangtan(ÂøÉÁêÜËÆøË∞à) along with his 79-year-old mother. After a teary three-hour sitting focused on a tempestuous relationship between mother and […]
by Sophia Cao | Mar 10, 2007
From CRI.cn via China.org: Police have threatened to prosecute bad boy Chinese author Wang Shuo after he confessed he takes drugs and visits prostitutes during an interview on a Phoenix TV talk show. …Wang Shuo frankly disclosed the unsavory details of his personal life on the show without reservation, triggering a heated debate on the […]