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The Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon is a glossary of memes, nicknames, and neologisms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. This project is part of our effort to contribute to a deeper understanding of the Internet's cultural, social, and political impact by systematically documenting and interpreting political discourse created by Chinese netizens. We hope to map the dynamics of censorship, domination, and resistance in Chinese communication and information networks.

Browse the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon and learn more about the project below.

Word of the Week

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</feed> Decoding the Chinese Internet: A Glossary of Political Slang

Essential grass-mud horse language in an accessible ebook. Available in PDF format for pay-what-you-want. All proceeds support the work of CDT. Download here.

Browse by Category

Browse a selection of lexicon entries by category.

Internet Ecosystem

Party and State

Censorship and Propaganda

Society and Culture

Health and Environment

Resistance Discourse

Pinyin Index

Complete list of lexicon entries in pinyin order.

About the Lexicon

Origin of the Grass-Mud Horse

Building the Lexicon

How You Can Help