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粪青 (fènqīng): ''fenqing'', shit youth
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粪青 (fènqīng): shit youth
  
Shit youth (粪青) is the derogatory homonym for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenqing ''fenqing''] (愤青) meaning "angry youth." The term "angry youth" refers to young people who are extremely nationalistic and who make their voices heard. The derogatory homonym, shit youth, refers to this same group of people but implies that their nationalistic fervor is irrational and even dangerous.
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[[File:Fenqing.jpg|400px|thumb|right|''An angry youth smashes a Japanese computer while the onlooking Chinese computer snickers, “You don’t look ugly, you look patriotic!”'']] Shit youth (粪青) is homophonous with “[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenqing angry youth](愤青), young people who are extremely nationalistic and local. “Angry youth” often whip up anti-Japanese and anti-Western fervor; ''fenqing'' founded the website [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2009/04/rebecca-mackinnon-my-chat-with-anti-cnncom/ Anti-CNN] in response to [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2008/03/cnn-statement-on-tibet-coverage/ CNN’s coverage of the 2008 Tibet riots]. [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2008/04/beijing-tries-to-rein-in-nationalist-beast/ ''Fenqing'' cause the Chinese government consierable anxiety], as they may organize and resist the control of the authorities. The derogatory ''shit youth'' implies that their fervor is irrational and even dangerous.
  
[[File:Fenqing.jpg|400px|thumb|center|''"You may not look very pretty, but you certainly are patriotic."'']]
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[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]

Revision as of 15:28, 11 September 2012

粪青 (fènqīng): shit youth

An angry youth smashes a Japanese computer while the onlooking Chinese computer snickers, “You don’t look ugly, you look patriotic!”
Shit youth (粪青) is homophonous with “angry youth” (愤青), young people who are extremely nationalistic and local. “Angry youth” often whip up anti-Japanese and anti-Western fervor; fenqing founded the website Anti-CNN in response to CNN’s coverage of the 2008 Tibet riots. Fenqing cause the Chinese government consierable anxiety, as they may organize and resist the control of the authorities. The derogatory shit youth implies that their fervor is irrational and even dangerous.