The NY Times’s photography blog, Lens, has just published 20 stunning pictures from the Cultural Revolution, a “panoramic view” that includes Little Red Books, an execution, and an elongated dunce cap. The images were taken by Harbin photojournalist Li Zhensheng, “perhaps the most complete and nuanced pictorial account of the decade of turmoil ignited by Mao... Read more »
Click to enlarge The first day of school can be rough. There’s this strange and combustible mixture of anxiety and giddiness and despair and pent-up energy, to say nothing of the fact that no one knows anyone else’s name. In Shenzhen, one set of parents have come up with a remedy: shaving identifiers into their... Read more »
The Globe and Mail’s East Asia correspondent Mark MacKinnon tweeted this picture last night of Egyptian president Muhammed Morsi and Chinese president Hu Jintao at the Great Wall, and boy is it asking to be meme-ified. “Asshole,” says the bubble cloud floating above Morsi’s head. “Dickwad,” Hu ripostes, the bubble-cloud arrow pointing up his nostril to... Read more »
A couple of days ago, we linked to a Buzzfeed collection of funny pictures of brand-name knock-offs and noted that a lot of the images came from China. Well, yesterday the website China Whisper decided, Why not devote an entire post to Chinese brand-name knock-offs? Some of the more notable images appear after the jump,... Read more »
I can explain this. Some people’s minds have not been corrupted by the unseemly elements of our indecorous times. They glimpse a work of art such as this and think of the lessons a mother can pass to her child, who is not at all uncomfortable with her exposed tit. Um. PIETY. By unseemly elements,... Read more »
A Buzzfeed community contributor has compiled a list of “20 Hilariously Wrong Knock-Offs Of Famous Brand Names,” and they are indeed hilarious, more so for us because we think we’ve identified at least eight images that are most likely from China. They appear after the jump. Enjoy.