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 December, 2006
China: 100 Outstanding Mothers
Granite Studio comments on the recent announcement by the government on the 100 outstanding Mothers in China. The blogger notices that such practice is not new.
China: 2006 most popular Chinese word
Many Chinese bloggers are discussing the most popular Chinese word of 2006. Some of the suggestions are: Bo (as in Blogger), Gao (as in spoof) and Chao (as in argue). Gao is so far the most popular one (zh).
China: illegal church construction?
Ai Wei Wei criticizes a recent court case in Hanzhou concerning “illegal church construction”. More than a thousand people were involved in the church construction from 26-29 July 2006. On 22 of December, the court found 8 of them guilty (zh).
One Man bandwidth looks into the differences in the western and Chinese sense of humor.
China: republishing protected by law?
DANWEI has a post summarizing internet republishing debate in China. It explains the copyrights law in China which allows fair use and translation.
China: more on boycotting Christmas
Granitestudio comments on the recent call by PhD students in China on boycotting Christmas celebration.
An online test (zh) about blogger's gender by analyising the language in the blogpost.
Taiwan: please speak Chinese
Holly blogs about her frustration in learning Chinese in Taiwan, and she hopes that her Chinese friends can speak Chinese to her.
Japan: how to survive the year end party
Alexpappas from Japundit gives the readers some tips on how to survive a Japanese style year end party – Bonenkai.
Hong Kong: blogger alliance against Star Ferry demolition
Some bloggers in Hong Kong started an alliance against the demolition of Star Ferry and Queen's Pier. Anson Mak collects all the posts and newspapers reports together at beyond the stars (zh).
China: cultural critique on consuming Christmas
Zhao mu re-posts an open letter written by10 PhD students in China (all from top univeristy) which criticized the celebration of Christmas in China. The students suggest government to ban and discourage advocation and promotion of Christmas consumption by education department and commercial sectors in order to preserve “Chinese cultural...
China: Xinjiang 2021
Michael from the opposite end of China blogs about his wild speculation of Xinjiang in 2021. The post was written in response to a call by neweurasia.net.
China: Who are the enemies of a harmonious society?
China law prof posts a translation of Liang Jing's commentary on Chen Guancheng's case: Who are the enemies of a harmonious society?
China: population quality
Kaie blogs about a recent population policy in Guangzhou city. The policy is to prevent low quality population to reside in the city. Kaie comments that the urban residents have no rights to bar off rural population to enjoy city life (zh).
China: model answer blogpost
Zengying explains why 2006 is an significant year for him because one of his blog post became a model answer for university entrance examination: a student copied his post in the examination and got a full score. The blog post was then reproduced in many exam preparation guide books without...
Hong Kong: experienced journalists become PR
Mo's notebook blogs about the resignation of three senior reporters in a major TV station in Hong Kong (TVB). He notices that many good reporters have left the media industry and tranfered the public relation field instead because of the poor media environment (zh).
Japan and South Korea: citizen reporters meeting
Oh Mun-su from Ohmynews reports on the recent meeting between Korean and Japanese Citizen Reporters. “It was held in the OhmyNews Japan office in Tokyo to reconcile differences in thinking between the two citizen groups and extend each other's understanding.”
South Korea: migrant news roundup
Jamie from Two Koreas reprints some news from Migrant Worker TV to sum up some of the current issues going on in the migrant movement in South Korea these days.
China: Public manners
Granite studio trys to explain Chinese's public manners by looking into the cultural character.
East Asia: the East Asian Libraries and Archives wiki
Frog in a Well announces a project on the East Asian Libraries and Archives wiki. The project will will serve as a central collection site for information about archives, libraries, museums, etc. in East Asia that are of potential interest for anyone doing research on or in East Asia.
China: The tale of the white dolphin
Experts believe that the twenty-million year old white dophin in Yangtze River was extinct. Lonnie Hodge puts up a story in Onemanbandwidth.