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档/裆/挡中央 (dàng/dāng/dàng zhōng yāng): (sounds like) The Central Committee of the Communist Party
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档/裆/挡中央 (dàng/dāng/dàng zhōng yāng): The Central Committee of the Communist Party
  
Instead of the character for Party, 党 (dǎng), other characters that sound similar are used. These characters, 档,裆,挡 mean file, crotch, and block respectively. The real character, 党, is not used because netizens feel it is such a loaded term and perhaps also for fear of it attracting online censors.
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Instead of the character for “Party,党 (dǎng), other characters that sound similar are used. These characters, 档, 裆, and , mean “file,” “crotch,and “to block,” respectively. The real character is not used because netizens feel it is a loaded term, and perhaps also for fear of it attracting online censors.
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[[File:CCCP1.jpg|350px|thumb|left|''[[Ai Weiwei]] holding a [[grass-mud horse]] stuffed animal over his crotch. Combining the obscenity “grass-mud horse” and Ai Weiwei’s action (blocking the center of his crotch), this image conveys the meaning, “Fuck you, Party Central Committee!”'']]
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[[File:CCCP2.jpg|300px|thumb|center|''This cover of [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/07/thousands-sign-up-for-han-hans-party-officially-on-sale-tuesday Han Han’s short-lived magazine, Party], suggests the sentence “The Party Central Committee has guns.”'']]
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[[File:CCCP1.jpg|400px|thumb|center|''[[Ai Weiwei]] holding a [[grass-mud horse]]stuffed animal over his crotch. Combining the obscenity behind the word "[[grass-mud horse]]" and Ai Weiwei's action (blocking the center of his crotch), this image conveys the sentence, "Fuck you, Party Central Committee!"'']]
 
  
[[File:CCCP2.jpg|400px|thumb|center|''[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/07/thousands-sign-up-for-han-hans-party-officially-on-sale-tuesday Han Han's magazine]. The image on this cover suggests the sentence "The Party Central Committee has guns." Not surprisingly, Han Han struggled to win approval to publish his magazine.'']]
 
  
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]

Revision as of 22:29, 4 December 2012

档/裆/挡中央 (dàng/dāng/dàng zhōng yāng): The Central Committee of the Communist Party

Instead of the character for “Party,” 党 (dǎng), other characters that sound similar are used. These characters, 档, 裆, and 挡, mean “file,” “crotch,” and “to block,” respectively. The real character is not used because netizens feel it is a loaded term, and perhaps also for fear of it attracting online censors.

Ai Weiwei holding a grass-mud horse stuffed animal over his crotch. Combining the obscenity “grass-mud horse” and Ai Weiwei’s action (blocking the center of his crotch), this image conveys the meaning, “Fuck you, Party Central Committee!”
This cover of Han Han’s short-lived magazine, Party, suggests the sentence “The Party Central Committee has guns.”