Youths in their teens and early twenties make up a significant proportion of the protesters in Hong Kong. Living regular lives on weekdays and donning protest gear to attend rallies on weekends has become the new routine for the...
by lisbeth | Aug 15, 2017
China's population of internet users broke 700 million this year, and government reports have...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 17, 2013
A New York Times article and accompanying video look at the lives of Foxconn workers once their shifts end. Outside the gates of the Zhengzhou Foxconn campus, the atmosphere "resembles a gigantic street fair": Here on the gritty...
by Sophie Beach | May 29, 2013
NPR's Louisa Lim interviews graphic novelist Xie Peng, whose first novel, "Darkness Outside The Night," is described as, "a psychological journey into the world of young Chinese," reflecting the anxieties and stress of life in...
by Josh Rudolph | May 12, 2013
Originally an insult, the term diaosi (屌丝) has been appropriated by legions of tech-savvy Chinese youth to describe their experience living in a rapidly changing and often unjust society. After explaining the term's evolution...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 1, 2012
While the rise of consumerism in China continues to attract attention, Monica Tan turns to the backlash against it. From Tea Leaf Nation: It’s happened all over the world, and it’s happening in China too. As the country’s middle...
by Wendy Qian | Jun 28, 2012
Want China Times briefs English-speakers on a self-deprecating Chinese buzzword making waves on the internet this year: The term "diao si" (屌絲) has been a buzzword among China's internet community since the start of the year,...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 9, 2011
New York-based artist and musician Jie-Song Zhang is writing a series of blog posts and photo galleries for National Geographic exploring the underground hip-hop movement and youth culture in China. From the first installment:...
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