Month: September 2011

Losing Faith in Meritocracy?

No… Not for me at least. There was never any faith in meritocracy at all –that’s why I’m a pessimist. http://www.chinahearsay.com/has-china-lost-faith-in-meritocracy Seriously though, the example of a kid who enters college at a young age is pretty impressive, I will…

Family Economics

http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/pictures/elderly-women-children-left-behind-in-chinese-rural-countryside.html In America, I think many ABCs move away from their parents nests and the embrace of their family (*ahem ahem*), because either they just can’t stand their parents, or because they want more personal freedom. People in China on…

More Clammering Over Marriage Law

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/world/asia/08iht-letter08.html?pagewanted=all “Feudal society is back again. How many hundreds of years will it take before women are free again?” ran a typically angry post by a person called Jingmochengzhu on Sina Weibo, China’s biggest microblog, one of 1.4 million on…

崇洋 (Foreign-Idolatry) vs 民族主義 (Ethnocentrism)

The 華山論劍 and Huh categories both begin with a post explaining what each category’s purpose is. So why doesn’t The China Bash category have a statement? Part of that reason, is the immediacy of the train wreck. I felt that…