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Play on the words of [[digital disobedience|Dr. Ai Fen]], who stopped sharing information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after her hospital reprimanded her: "If I had seen this day coming, '''I would have said it everywhere''', criticism or no" (早知道有今天,我管他批评不批评,'''老子到处说'''). ''Laozi'' (老子) is a colloquial reference to oneself, somewhat akin to "Yours Truly" in English, as well as to the "Old Master" [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi Laozi] who gave the world Daoism.  
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Play on the words of [[digital disobedience|Dr. Ai Fen]], the director of the emergency department at Wuhan Central Hospital, who after being reprimanded for sharing information on [[COVID-19]] said, "If I had seen this day coming, '''I would have said it everywhere''', criticism or no" (早知道有今天,我管他批评不批评,'''老子到处说'''). ''Laozi'' (老子) is a colloquial reference to oneself, somewhat akin to "Yours Truly" in English, as well as to the "Old Master" [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi Laozi] who gave the world Daoism.  
  
After Dr. Ai's interview with the magazine People was censored, netizens added her rueful statement to images of the Laozi riding his legendary water buffalo to the frontier. According to the [https://cup.columbia.edu/book/records-of-the-grand-historian/9780231081689 Records of the Grand Historian], a sentry at the gate asked Laozi to impart his wisdom before he left so that the kingdom could continue to benefit, and the Old Master obliged by writing it down in the [https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520305571/dao-de-jing Dao De Jing].
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When Dr. Ai's interview with the magazine People was censored, [https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2020/03/netizen-creativity-preserves-censored-interview-with-wuhan-doctor/ netizens went to great lengths to preserve her statements]. Amid these efforts, some added her rueful comment to images of ancient philosopher-sage Laozi riding his legendary water buffalo to the frontier. According to the [https://cup.columbia.edu/book/records-of-the-grand-historian/9780231081689 Records of the Grand Historian], a sentry at the gate asked Laozi to impart his wisdom before he left so that the kingdom could continue to benefit, and the Old Master obliged by writing it down in the [https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520305571/dao-de-jing Dao De Jing].
  
 
See also [[digital disobedience]].
 
See also [[digital disobedience]].

Revision as of 17:40, 3 August 2020

Lǎozi dàochù shuō 老子到处说

Laozi says it everywhere (Artist: Dead Dao)

Play on the words of Dr. Ai Fen, the director of the emergency department at Wuhan Central Hospital, who after being reprimanded for sharing information on COVID-19 said, "If I had seen this day coming, I would have said it everywhere, criticism or no" (早知道有今天,我管他批评不批评,老子到处说). Laozi (老子) is a colloquial reference to oneself, somewhat akin to "Yours Truly" in English, as well as to the "Old Master" Laozi who gave the world Daoism.

When Dr. Ai's interview with the magazine People was censored, netizens went to great lengths to preserve her statements. Amid these efforts, some added her rueful comment to images of ancient philosopher-sage Laozi riding his legendary water buffalo to the frontier. According to the Records of the Grand Historian, a sentry at the gate asked Laozi to impart his wisdom before he left so that the kingdom could continue to benefit, and the Old Master obliged by writing it down in the Dao De Jing.

See also digital disobedience.

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