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Blog Profile / Danwei


URL :http://www.danwei.com
Filed Under:Local Interest / China
Posts on Regator:386
Posts / Week:2.2
Archived Since:August 31, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Paper Boy: A contemporary composition for the guzheng

2 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

Paper Boy, a contemporary piece composed and performed on the guzheng by Wu Fei.

The guzheng

2 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

The guzheng is a 21-stringed zither that has been played in China - in one form or another - for about two thousand years.

The pipa: How a barbarian lute became a national symbol

2 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

‘Playing the pipa behind the back’ is a special kind of Chinese gongfu that expresses flying in heaven at Dunhuang. [See image of pipa player from Mogao caves at Dunhuang] The road to industrialization with Chinese characteristics was taken by Mao Zedong after imitating the Soviets for 8 years, when he threw away the crutch and [...]

The ruan (zhongruan)

2 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

The ruan (?) or moon guitar is a four-stringed Chinese instrument similar to the pipa. It is also sometimes called the qin pipa (???) and ruanxian (??). The most common ruan is the zhongruan (??) or tenor ruan. The bass ruan (??) is also fairly common; less frequently heard are the soprano (???), alto (??) [...]

The dizi

2 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

In this video, Zhang Zhongzhong demonstrates this bamboo-crafted instrument, playing the "New Shepherd's Song", a Mongolian folk tune.

We survived a day in China

2 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

Two recent examples of black humor as social criticism on the Chinese Internet.

Qaddafi’s imminent fall – some views from China

2 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

The news coming out of Libya this morning has been reported without much commentary by Xinhua News Agency and most newspapers and websites in China. That has not stopped editors from using the news to sell papers; see for example the front page of the Qingdao newspaper Peninsular Metropolitan News illustrated with a large photo [...]

People’s Pornography – An interview with Katrien Jacobs

2 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

China has a long tradition of erotic art but pornographic films and pictures are currently illegal. Despite frequent anti-porn clampdowns, pornography remains available both online and in the form of DVDs. A paper titled A Peep at Pornography Web in China compiled by scholars at Xi’an Jiatong University is one of the few authoritative sources [...]

A brief history of Chinese porn

2 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

The origins of Chinese erotica and pornography can be traced way back into antiquity. Though remnants have been found dating from as early as the 1st century, production of erotic artwork appears to have properly flourished around the 10th century and reached its peak during the late Ming Dynasty (17th century). Ancient Chinese erotica drew [...]

City Sun, the “undercover” paper

2 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

As commercial papers look for ways to hook readers' interest, the City Sun (????) appears to have found a reliable strategy: sending its reporters undercover.

Miss Universal Values

2 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

The band was playing Cocaine as the small entourage entered but it was highly doubtful any of them would ever touch the stuff: these were international representatives of China, “athletes” in a land of contradictions, competing for fresh spoils. After years of half-organized humiliations, the country is determined to seize an unusual new prize this [...]

Blowing up the school

2 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

Early this year, an animation showing a group of bunnies oppressed by tigers and then rising up in rebellion became an overnight hit in China, soon making it to international TV news, including Australia’s ABC. The video was part of an long series of animations featuring Kuang Kuang, the little boy with the bloody nose. [...]

Recruiting full-time junior researcher in Beijing

6 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

Danwei is hiring full-time junior researcher in Beijing. Danwei provides reports on various aspects of China from business and finance to culture for corporate, financial and academic clients. The main responsibility of the junior researcher...Show More Summary

A Brief Guide to China’s Media Landscape – May 2014

7 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

The table below shows mainland China’s most important websites, newspapers, and broadcast news organizations, together with numbers for website traffic, circulation and audience. The numbers are guesstimates based on media reports, listed companies’ public filings, media advertising rate cards, Alexa.com and Danwei interviews with media insiders. Show More Summary

Beijing fog: Investigating air pollution policy-making in Beijing, 2011-2013

8 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

This article is by Johan van de Ven, whose undergraduate dissertation at Oxford University examined the effects of factors such as environmental movements, diplomacy and social media on air pollution policy-making in China. In a study...Show More Summary

A Brief Guide to China’s Media Landscape – February 2014

10 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

The table below shows mainland China’s most important websites, newspapers, and broadcast news organizations, together with numbers for website traffic, circulation and audience. The numbers are guesstimates based on media reports, listed companies’ public filings, media advertising rate cards, Alexa.com and Danwei interviews with media insiders. Show More Summary

Gree said to be interested in investing in Meizu

10 months agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

Meizu fans were recently allowed a rare glimpse of J. Wong, the reclusive founder of a brand of sleek Android-powered smartphones based in Zhuhai, Guangdong province. In a two-hour speech posted online, Wong announced that he was going...Show More Summary

Police bust PR companies for illegal deletion of news and social media postings

On December 5, the People’s Daily published a report about a police investigation into companies that offer services to delete news items and social media postings from the Internet. The article does not, of course, mention that theShow More Summary

BYD’s new Model Qin creating a buzz

In a confident move, BYD is offering 1,000 yuan to any driver that can beat the company’s pre-release Model Qin in 400-meter drag races. The Qin, a hybrid sedan, is being marketed mainly for two new features: a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration...Show More Summary

Internet Poll on changing China’s strange public holiday system

While much of the world looks forward to official holidays that can be predicted years in advance, China’s annual muddle over the coming year’s holiday schedule has long been a reliable source of confusion. But yesterday the HolidayShow More Summary

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