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 »

Yishus: I Speak For The Paintings, For The Paintings Speak Not For Themselves

Groping statue
My retinal neuroprocessors shifted into slo-mo as his hand, fingers twitching, extended to caress the oil painting at the National Art Museum of China. As a painter myself, I completely understand the urge to cop a feel of a comely piece of work. However, three points for consideration regarding this particular case of public non-consensual... Read more » Read more »

Male Chinese ‘Tour Guide’ And Female American ‘Student’ Keen To The Night About This Perplexing, Desolate, Wonderful City Called Beijing

Male Chinese ‘Tour Guide’ And Female American ‘Student’ Keen To The Night About This Perplexing, Desolate, Wonderful City Called Beijing
The above video first appeared on Youku four days ago and currently has nearly 48,000 views. The two singers -- a Chinese tour guide and an American student, according to the video's somewhat melodramatic description (They are a guide, a student. It was tourism that made them acquaintances, a song that made them familiars, reality that made them bewildered) -- present their version of "Beijing Beijing"《北京北京》. Judging by the video's comments, the duo has struck a chord. Read more »

Hey Look, A Red Guard Being Fondled While Saluting Mao (Not For Those Offended By Illustrations Of Boobs)

Young Lust - Red Guard Romance
The Shanghaiist uncovered a bit of a gem earlier today, “Young Lust No. 5: ‘Red Guard Romance,’” by Bill Griffith (Zippy the Pinhead, anyone?) and Jay Kinney. A series of similar comics, mostly from the 1970s — created as satire of DC and Marvel’s “romance comics” – appears on Kinney’s website. The Red Guard Romance series was... Read more » Read more »

Meet A Chinese Person (x2): Vicki and Sissi

Vicki and Sissi
By Amy Sands In addition to their indisputable beauty and mastery of funny faces, fellow English teachers Sissi and Vicki have much in common. To begin, both have favorite foods that I had never heard of: Sissi loves “liulianguo” while Vicki loves “shanzhu.” After a heated debate about the existence of these fruits and possible translation... Read more » Read more »

Friday Links: Chai, Like Shit, Sometimes Just Happens: Courtyard ‘Wrongly’ Demolished

NeoCha - Gantz
Macao-based graffiti artists GANTZ5, via NeochaEDGE  Well, this sucks: The demolition of a courtyard, on Qinlao Hutong in Nanluoguxiang, was wrongly conducted as it was not included in the government plan for the construction of an underground parking lot, said cultural heritage campaigners yesterday. [Global Times] I guess now’s as good a time as any to... Read more » Read more »