Danwei Noon Report
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 11:45 AM
Danwei Noon Report is a daily roundup of new and old media coverage about China from Chinese and English sources.
Short videos of clashes between protesters and armed police in Rui'an are circulating online. The protests stem from student dissatisfaction over the official response to an alleged suicide of their teacher, Dai Haiqing, but have expanded into a large, occasionally destructive popular demonstration in front of Rui'an government buildings (see ESWN for details and photos). A popular video hosted on the Tudou server was pulled for content-related reasons, but other videos are popping up elsewhere - here are some hosted on the photobucket site; Youtube also has one. There is also a bbs linked off of the memorial site for Dai Haiqing on the online obituary website Netor. There's also a story about the affair on the International Herald Tribune website here.
UPDATE: ESWN has more reportage from Chinese bloggers about this affair.
Tesco in China
Tesco is preparing to bring its own brand of noodles to Chinese consumers as part of the British retailer’s plans to launch up to 500 own-label “value” products through its Chinese joint venture in the coming months.
It seems to me that people in China bear the same general mix of sentiments toward America. Fewer and fewer hold our country’s political system in high esteem, though, and seldom does anyone question whether the Bush Administration is getting what they deserve in Iraq and Afghanistan - baoying. In fact, that’s practically a non-issue. (Link, see also this People's Daily page about 9-11)
Chairman Mao's son made an unexpected reappearance into public life at the weekend with a long eulogy to his father on the 30th anniversary of his death. (Link; the eulogy is on the People's Daily - in Chinese )
Feng Xiaogang's Banquet, Jia Zhangke's Still Life etc.
Penguin books in China
Jobs in China
Henry on The Eurasian Face
Caroline W on Big in China
Michael on Julia Lovell on translating Lu Xun's complete fiction: "His is an angry, searing vision of China"
Brandon K. on Clueless academic takes on popular fantasy novels
China Media Timeline
Major media events over the last three decades
Danwei Model Workers
The latest recommended blogs and new media
Books on China
The Eurasian Face : Blacksmith Books, a publishing house in Hong Kong, is behind The Eurasian Face, a collection of photographs by Kirsteen Zimmern. Below is an excerpt from the series:
Big in China: An adapted excerpt from Big In China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising A Family, Playing The Blues and Becoming A Star in China, just published this month. Author Alan Paul tells the story of arriving in Beijing as a trailing spouse, starting a blues band, raising kids and trying to make sense of China.
Pallavi Aiyar's Chinese Whiskers: Pallavi Aiyar's first novel, Chinese Whiskers, a modern fable set in contemporary Beijing, will be published in January 2011. Aiyar currently lives in Brussels where she writes about Europe for the Business Standard. Below she gives permissions for an excerpt.
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From the Vault
Classic Danwei posts
+ Korean history doesn't fly on Chinese TV screens (2007.09): SARFT puts the kibbosh on Korean historical dramas.
+ Religion and government in an uneasy mix (2008.03): Phoenix Weekly (凤凰周刊) article from October, 2007, on government influence on religious practice in Tibet.
+ David Moser on Mao impersonators (2004.10): I first became aware of this phenomenon in 1992 when I turned on a Beijing TV variety show and was jolted by the sight of "Mao Zedong" and "Zhou Enlai" playing a game of ping pong. They both gave short, rousing speeches, and then were reverently interviewed by the emcee, who thanked them profusely for taking time off from their governmental duties to appear on the show.