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Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 4:34 PM
This list reflects our personal tastes and the limited parts of the Chinese Internet we have been following, and does not aspire to being a complete list of the best blogs in China.
Another thing to bear in mind: some of the most interesting online writing in China is found on BBS forums, not blogs, so to understand the Chinese Internet, you need to have a trawl through the anarchic world of the BBS sites too. A few recommended BBS forums are listed beneath the blogs
Keso's Playin' with IT
Lao Liu at Jianzhao Chaizhao
Tubie or not tubie
AntiWave: A rotating cast of contributors do podcasts. Media critiques and white collar experiences mixed with liberal doses of humor. Flypig, one of the creators, has a well-done blog slanted toward global technology and business-politics. Highlights: Roundup of the 3-8 Blog-gate with a London correspondent; Lei Feng 2.0; Work Stories 4 English words in Chinese conversation.
Ad-fans: Commercials and print ads; ad-related news.
The Beijing Female Patient
BBS and forums
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.