Danwei Noon Report
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Monday, August 28, 2006 at 9:24 AM
Danwei Noon Report is a daily roundup of new and old media coverage about China from Chinese and English sources.
Can't stop the steamed buns
- image from LifeMage
Chinese Internet users continue to defend spoofing against attack from old cranks. Here is a quick summary of the story so far:
Today, August 28
The image above shows a bunch of steameded buns, a reference to the spoofing case that first caught China's attention. For more about this, read ESWN: The Bloody Case That Started From A Steamed Bun, or watch the steamed bun spoof movie on Youtube (in Chinese).
Li Ka-shing, 78, will bequeathe at least a third of his fortune - which is estimated at $18.8bn and rising fast - to his eponymous charitable foundation...
China's newly-built railway to Tibet will be extended to the border between China and Nepal, a local official said on Sunday.
The China Daily: Journalist imprisoned for fraud, see also The People's Daily: Former Chinese reporter Zhao Yan sentenced to three years in prison
• A review by Geremie Barmé of of the Cultural Revolution history Mao’s Last Revolution by Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals (link; see related piece by Barmé on Danwei - Beijing's Bloody August.)
Just remember, Western managers wait to see performance, then they give the raise and the promotion. Chinese staffers want to see the raise and promotion, then they'll deliver the performance. It's up to you to figure this one out. (Link)
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.
Front Page of the Day
A different newspaper every weekday
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.