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Oiwan Lam · October, 2009

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 October, 2009

South Korea: Foreign gangs

Robert Koehler from the Marmot's Hole picked up a news story about police's cracking down of foreign gangs and gave an introduction to the character of different foreign gangs.

China: The death of an overseas returnee

China Hush has a translation of a report from Southern Metropolis Daily on the suicide of Tu Xuxin, a civil engineering PhD who returned from the U.S.A to China to...

China: Painted plagiarism of a push-up photograph

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI highlighted a recent painted plagiarism scandal by an artist named Li Yueliang.

Japan: Animated stereoviews of old Japan

Pink Tentacle picked up enigmatic photographer T. Enami (1859-1929)'s photos of old Japan and represented the stereoviews through gif animation.

China: Why Western Media Mistakes Matter

C. Custer from Chinageeks discussed the issue on why western media mistakes matter.

South Korea: Jeju Olle routes

Jean Min from Ohmynews! told the story of the restoration of “Olle”, a walking path, in Jeju island.

China: Shanghai schoolgirl beating & human flesh search

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a local report from Netease on a school bully incident and netizens’ action in disclosing the girl's identity via human flesh search.

Germany and China: Berlin Twitter Wall

berlintwitterwall is a project organized by the city of Berlin to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of Berlin wall. The wall is now filled up with messages from...

Hong Kong: Property market bubbles burst into public outrage

Earlier in October, an apartment in Hong Kong was sold for USD$57 million, a recording breaking price, locally and globally. The 6,158 square foot duplex apartment is in a building...

China: A foreigner’s life in a Beijing jail

A foreign man who spent the last seven months in the Beijing No. 1 Detention Center sent DANWEI a detailed account of his daily life in Jail.

China: Fanfou is coming back?

Fanfou is a micro-blogging tool similar to twitter which has been closed down for more than 100 days in China. However, many still have hope that it will be back....

China: Best and worse countries for journalists

Joyceyland comments on the Reporter without borders‘ release on press freedom index. The blogger is surprised by the ranking of mainland China #168.

China: Girl protester lifted away

ESWN translated a story about a girl protester being lifted away by police officers on the national day in Shanghai when she showed a banner telling the story of forced...

China: The Power of Symbolic Appropriation in Chinese Cyberspace

The China beat has posted an adapted article of Guobin Yang's recent talk at a conference on New Media and Global Transformations early this month. The talk was about Chinese...

China and U.S: Oba Mao

A new icon combining Chairman Mao Zedong and U.S President Obama is on the rise in China. Check this out: Serving the people T-shirt and Oba Mao bag.

Japan: Urban renaissance

Joe Jones from Mutantfrog introduces the idea and history of urban renaissance in Japan.

China: Fisherman buys newspaper Ad to thank government

ESWN translated an interesting local news story about Chongqi fish farmers having spent 100,000 yuan in thanking the local government's anti corruption campaign. The story is both a praise and...

China: Does Internet matter?

Li Huafang discusses the relation between the Internet and politics with reference to Yang Guobin's paper, the Internet and Civil Society in China: a preliminary assessment, and Hu Yong's book,...

China: How old is the motherland?

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated several articles reacting to the propaganda that equalized the 60th anniversary of PRC to 60-year-old birthday of motherland (China).

China: From class struggle to marry

ESWN translates a debate that reflects the young generation's value in present day China. The debate is on whether the Chinese communist party's model drama heroine, White Haired Girl, should...

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