‘22,000 Kilometers’ And ‘18,000 Kilometers’ Are Bound To Become This Country’s Next ‘5000 Years’

Well shit, if it ain't Big Swingin' Dick,
The phrase “5,000 years,” which we’ve borrowed by way of parody to indicate “culture” on this website, is a ubiquitous catch-all response to anyone who disputes this country’s eminence, quality, or worth. It is used to indicate China’s uninterrupted history — 5,000 years of it, don’t you know? — though its appearance in conversation, in my... Read more » Read more »

Hutong In High-Def

Hutong In High-Def
Here's a spryly edited video by Can Evrenol, shot by Paul Jung, colored by Andreas Brueckl, set in a hutong around the Temple of Heaven. Youku video for those in China after the jump. Read more »

Does Anyone Know What Happened To Pages 25-26 In The February 18 Issue Of The Economist?

The Economist pages ripped out
Via Anlicia Li In the January 28 issue of The Economist, the editors wrote: “In this issue we launch a weekly section devoted to China. It is the first time since we began our detailed coverage of the United States in 1942 that we have singled out a country in this way.” Two weeks later, BJC reader Anlicia... Read more » Read more »

The Story Of The Student Suicide That Wasn’t

Via Jinghua Times (link below)
By RFH On February 28, students of Yuying High School were gathering on the playground at 9:30 am for their daily morning exercise when a girl appeared on the 4th floor of a north building. “She was standing at the window of a Grade 11 classroom, naked, holding her clothes,” a student recalled. “We were all... Read more » Read more »

Dashan On Winged Victory Of Samothrace

Dashan on Winged Victory of Samathrace
Nike’s been without a head for long enough. “We should thank Dashan. One day they will build his statue, high and gold in important place in big city in China. then you will say sorry. he is right.” –BJC commenter Got a Dashan statue to submit? Send to tao@beijingcream.com. Read more »

Let The Fellatio Of Lei Feng’s Cold, Dead Body Begin

China Daily's Lei Feng fellatio
Perchance, might I ask, how does he lead? By being dead? By making everyone feel inferior at the feet of his boundless magnanimity? With puppy-like, blind devotion? By making evangelists of us all and self-subjugating to a symbol and a spirit, when in fact that symbol and spirit is a myth written by people as real,... Read more » Read more »