Named after Running Fan, an overseas Chinese student surnamed Bao has been given the moniker Scurrying Bao (包窜窜) by angry netizens for becoming the first case of H1N1 flu in China. The story is like this: Bao, an outstanding graduate of University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), currently studies Physics at the University of Missouri. He was going back to Sichuan … [Read more...] about Scurrying Bao: Another Hysteria over Personal Responsibility?
Today is the Anniversary of the Wenchuan Earthquake. In the past year, I have treasured a number of particularly powerful photographs that epitomized this event. I share them with you now with no further comment, because they can tell this story of great tragedy and even greater hope, in ways that no words can. … [Read more...] about 512 Wenchuan Earthquake
The following essay (translated below) written by somebody named "Crystal" was posted to Woeser's blog. I am not sure that is the origin of the article, as some attribute it to 《联合早报》 (their version here). But it has been slowly spreading since to other sites like Anti-CNN, MITBBS, and Minkaohan forums. I think it's a very good essay, informative and incisive. I will also post … [Read more...] about My Tibetan Students and I
Here is a light topic. Since last year's parody song "Say a word in heart", singing songs in a foreign language -- if you can call it that -- has been raised to a totally new level. You've probably even heard the stomach-churning subsequent parodies of "Shanghai beach", "Spicy girl", and even the Peking Opera standard "Su san qi jie", but alas this genre has mercifully run its … [Read more...] about People of the world unite?!
Here is something interesting. Please read to the end. Tibetan Leader's Secession Talk Stirs Furor PARIS (AFP) — The Dalai Lama has touched off a political uproar by expressing sympathy for Tibetans who want to secede from China. His comments have made him a darling of exiled Tibetans, a target of abuse on Chinese state television and a target of criticism from regional … [Read more...] about other foot, form of flattery, crab meat