A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Twitter account is @oiwan and personal views are published on: patreon.com/oiwan
Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from October, 2006
China: Ancient Chinese sex advice
Alan Baumler at China history group blog goes into the text of Sunu jing–The Classic of the White Girl, to discuss about Chinese thought.
Japan: confession service
Lee at Tokyo Times introduces a confession service in Japan. Most of the clients are men in 30s who want to express their love but are afraid of being rejected.
Hong Kong: where have all the trees gone?
Dave and Stefan notice that tress from Nathan road at Kowloon Peninsular have been disappearing gradually over the past decades. So where have all the trees gone?
Korea: North Korea spy case
Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole blogs about the details of spy case against the general secretary of the Democratic Labor Party (DLP) and a former DLP central committee member.
China: first gay and lesbian association in China
Li yin-he reports that the first gay and lesbian association has been successfully registered as a legal organization under Zhongshan university in Guangdong (zh).
China: cross cultural communication
Joel Martinsen in DANWEI translated an article by Yu Qui-yu, a famous contemporary writer and critics, about the challenges on cross cultural communication for Chinese.
China: free hugs
Shang pei-jin in Shanghaiist reports that in Beijing, Changsha, and Xi'an, a certain group of people has decided to take on what they see as the coldness and apathy of human relations in the big city — by giving out free hugs.
Japan: sex's trade
“It is expected that in 2007 the sex industry in Japan will surpass the car manufacturing industry in terms of gross capital net gains”, reported by Alexpappas in Japundit.
South Korea: U.S pressure on new foreign minister
Robert Koehler in Marmot's hole reports that local newspapers in South Korea suggested that the U.S government has been giving pressure to Roh for appointing Song Min-soon (the present presidential adviser) as the new foreign minister.
South Korea: witchhunt?
Kotaji reports that the national security in South Korea started to prosecute Democratic Liberal Party's members for spying for North Korea.
China: How blogging has changed my life
The Chinese Blogger Conference will take place in Hanzhou this weekend. To prepare for the conference, the organizers announced a submission of posts on “How blogging has changed my life?” Keso has reviewed the posts and yesterday announced the best two. The two bloggers, Zola and Xiao Mei, were awarded...
South Korea: expatriate experience on screen
Robert Koehler at Marmot Hole introduces a film, “Expats”, in Pusan film festival. The director Wonsuk Chin's goal is to introduce Korea to Amercian audience: Korean Wave films are doing well in Asia, but there hasn’t been a substantial American movie filmed here in decades.
Japan: American celebrity in Japan
Marie Mockett poses a question in Japundit: Is it true that every American celebrity can find instant success (in Japan)?
China: real name registration
DANWEI has translated Wang Xiao Feng's post on “The paradox of registering bloggers’ real names”(zh).
China: error in arrest
The China Media project reports that Chongqing police admit error in arresting author of satirical poem.
China: Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)
Shang dan at Shanghaiist advises the readers not to travel to Beijing early Novemeber as the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be taking place, and the traffic will be in total chaos.
Hong Kong: “zero-charge” tours
The “zero-charge” tours scandal is a distinctive “free-meal” feature in Chinese capitalist society. It happens in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, targeting at Mainland China tourists. How does this “zero-charge” tours come into being? Chong interlocals.net gives some background on the issue: Incredibly low fees or “zero-charge” tours are strategies...
Japan: war crime confession
Alexpappas in Japundit blogs about the confession of a 84 years old former Japanese military medic's confession of human torturing during the WWII.
South Korea: interview with George Soros
Citizen reporters in Ohmynews has an interview with George Soros. The interview has touched upon many issues including economy, new media, and the recent nuclear test.
China: city without dogs
In preparation for the Olympics, Beijing city government is now catching street dogs without proper license. Han song wrote a short piece fiction on “city without dogs” (zh).
China: dam project in tiger leaping gorge
DANWEI has a post on the future and potential conflict of the dam construction plan in the tiger leaping gorge in Yunnan province.