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Oiwan Lam · January, 2007

A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Chinese writings are in inmediahk.net and my Twitter account is @oiwan.

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from January, 2007

Japan: winter purification rituals

David Weber in Japundit blogs about the winter purification-through-freezing-water rituals in Japan.

China: economic confidence

China Diligence has an article about certain landmarks / issues to look out for as China makes the transition from “from self-loathing acolyte to over-confident preacher.”

China: population policy

Xueyong suggested that by improving rural women's education, China can achieve a better population policy (zh).

China: Xinjiang watch

A blog that tells you the most updated news about Xinjiang, with daily translation of local news.

China: internet addiction clinic

IFTF from virtual China found a video clip about the Internet addiction clinic in Beijing.

South Korea: alternative fashion show

Jamie from interlocals.net reports on an interesting alternative fashion show in Seoul: The clothes were made and modeled by the women who made them as well as by a number...

South Korea: latest development in Daechuri

Days in Daechuri has the latest updates on the anti military base movement in Daechuri: The villagers, exhausted by several years of resistance to government threats and attacks, have in...

Japan: marriage stats

Adamu highlights some figures in the recent marriage statistics in Japan: In 1995, most internationally marrying Japanese men (35%) took Filipina brides, while a quarter of them married Chinese women....

Japan and South Korea: waves from both sides

Ampontan blogs about the recent Japan wave from South Korea in term of tourism to Kyushu. Korean tourists, by taking the high speed jetfoils across the sea of Japan, can...

Taiwan: textbook debate

Micheal Turton from the View from Taiwan gives us more background concerning the change of textbook content in Taiwan: This is part of a continuing wave of pro-Taiwan educational changes...

China: civilized web

The China media project has a report on the Chinese government's recent move to develop a “civilized web”.

China: four letter words in blog

Wang Xiao feng explains why he uses four-letter words in his blog. The most frequent word is stupid-ass, because there are plenty of them… (zh)

China: university hospital

Kaie blogs about his experience in Beijing University's hospital, in particular the distribution use of medicine, to discuss about the possible impact of “government leading” medical reform. He concludes: government...

China: more criticism on The City of Golden Armor

Sohoxiaobao has collected more criticism on the movie The city of Golden Armor. This time the criticism came directly from local film makers, some accused that the film was spreading...

China: myspace.cn

myspace.cn is now under construction, it belongs to a company called Mai Sibei (Putonghua pronunciation of Myspace). More information from DANWEI.

China: year of the pig

The lunar new year of pig is approaching, Hayford at China History group blog writes about the meaning of pig in different cultures.

South Korea: plastic surgery

Matts at Gusts Of Popular Feeling discusses about plastic surgery in South Korea, for beauty or for speaking better English.

South Korea: suicide

Michael Hurt at Scribblings of the Metropolitician blogs about how the South Korean society, especially schools, deal with suicide: many schools actively ban any talk of the student's actions at...

Hong Kong: PR campaign defending codfish label

ESWN translates a local newspapers article which analyzed the PR strategy of Parkn'shop over the codfish/oilfish label issue.

South Korea: Hongdae redevelopment

Matt in Gust of popular feelings blogs about his experience of Seoul city culture: eating places, cafes, etc. Such spaces are disappearing with redevelopment plan, the upcoming one is Hongdae...

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