Month: January 2008

  • Blog to Watch: Beijing Sounds – 北京声儿

    Via Danwei I just found this blog by a Beijing dialect-obsessed part time language student who calls himself syz. He makes recordings of interesting snippets of conversation and is very honest about the process of learning Mandarin in Beijing. As a student of the language myself, I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on this site.  I’m including here […]

  • Transpacifica's New Blogging Project: Sinobyte at CNET

    They said this day would never come. Perhaps the biggest fight I’ve ever picked in the blogosphere was when I wrote an opinion piece while a writing intern at Editor & Publisher in 2005 arguing that newspapers should get over blogging and put more energy into innovation. It ran under the provocative headline “Forget Blogs,” […]

  • links for 2008-01-07

    China: Very Violent, Very Indecent (Global Voices) William Long pointed out that what she said was basically wrong as it was impossible to see “very violent and very indecent” information in China internet because of the control (tags: china censorship) Eighth Route Army POW Policy (Frog in a Well) (tags: warresponsibility ww2 japan china-japan) Voices […]

  • Ikenberry: The U.S. Built a World Order China Can Love

    For a while now, G. John Ikenberry’s article in the January/February issue of Foreign Affairs has been on the reading lists of those who watch Chinese–U.S. relations. Its title does not lack for gravity—”The Rise of China and the Future of the West: Can the Liberal System Survive?”—but its argument is perhaps a bit less […]

  • links for 2008-01-06

    China-Japan Rapprochement in Perspective (Jamestown Foundation) (tags: china-japan)