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China watches Breaking Bad

“After I finished watching this show, I was unsettled for a while, until I opened my nearby copy of Only Socialism can Save America and thought for a long, long time.“

Chinese stereotypes, in more detail

This post discusses the results of the China Autocompleted piece in further detail, with observations that didn’t make the cut for the …

China AC 11.1.14

Chinese stereotypes, mapped

Why does the western Chinese region of Xinjiang have “so many terrorists”? And do people from central Henan Province really steal manhole covers? These are just some of the questions that Chinese people ask about themselves and each other. Or at least, those are the questions they ask Baidu, the country’s top search engine.


China swoons for Captain America

This week, while U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s trip to China was underscoring bilateral tensions between the two powers, the Chinese masses were …

Chinese bathroom graffiti: gambling

Though less prominent than ads for black market goods and sex, messages for gambling-related services are not uncommon. While on the surface …

Chinese bathroom graffiti: sex

After black market goods, the most oft-seen variety of bus station bathroom graffiti deals with sex. There are many iterations on the …