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 July, 2010
Is Religion Good for China?
Kai Pan looks into the blooming of Christianity in China in recent years and addresses the question on whether religion is good for China.
China: First hand account of two Chinese artists arrested and beaten
Under the Jacaranda Tree posts a first hand account written by Diane Gatterdam on the arrest of two Chinese artists, Yang Licai and Wu Yuren.
China: Looking for supplier
David Petersson gives some tips on identifying good and reliable suppliers in China.
China: Computer magazine curses at Tencent
Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a debate between a magazine, China Computer World, and a giant Internet company, Tencent.
China: Being Gay
The angry Chinese blogger explains how the Chinese government controls the gay community from getting too visible in the society.
Death of the China Blog
Kaiser Kuo, Will Moss and Jeremy Goldkorn comment on the Chinese blog scene at Sinica podcast.
China: Professional mourners
Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated an article from the Beijing News on professional mourners who perform in funerals in Chongqing and Chengdu.
Hong Kong: Citizen campaign to save Tai Long Beach
Many people have the impression that Hong Kong is a concrete forest made up with high rise buildings. However, actually 75% of the land in this global city is undeveloped country side. Such landscape is an unintended result of the colonial history, when after the WWII, the British government tried...
South Korea: Modernizing Traditional Korean Clothes
James Turnbull from the Grand Narratives blogs about the recent fashion trend in modernizing traditional Korean clothes.
South Korea: Dog Meat Debate
Ask a Korean! translated a local food columnist posts on dog meat.
China: Blogs, Democracy and China's Future
ESWN translated an interview with Zhang Wen at my1510.cn discussing the relation between blogging, democracy and China Future.
China: Me, Wang Hui, and Liberal Wishy-washy-ness
Peter Zarrow, a historian at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), explains why he signed the joint letter supporting Wang Hui at China beat. Meanwhile, the mass mail calling for the joint signature has been leaked (see the comment section of the previous article).
China: Domestic Microblogs Cut Off from the Outside World
C. Custer from ChinaGeeks explains how Chinese microblogs cut their users off from the rest of the world by white listing the short links in the microblog message.
China: Police's call to set up censorship norms
Beijing City Chaoyang district police station issued an urgent notice today regarding "Calling for a working meeting on the security norm of Internet Company". Jason Ng tweetcasts the talk on censorship norms in the meeting.
China: Green Dam-Youth Escort closed down
ESWN translated Beijing Times‘ news story about the shutting of Green Dam-Youth Escort Software Project in the Beijing Huajie Building. Last year, the Chinese government insisted that all personal computers had to install the censor software.
Korea: Pricking Fingers
Ask a Korean! explains how pricking fingers helps to relieve indigestion and other symptoms.
Google to Resume Search Service in China
Josie worries that Google will start filtering search result again after the renewal of Internet Service License in China.
Hong Kong: The beginning of a thaw, or a fatal split in the democracy movement?
Ma Ngoc wrote a political commentary updating the democratic movement in Hong Kong.
China: Wang Hui's plagiarism scandal, international turn
A plagiarism scandal broke out in March in Chinese academic circles when Nanjing University literature professor Wang Binbin charged that Wang Hui's dissertation on Lu Xun -Resistance to despair – contains a number of passages lifted from other books without citation. (More background information from Granite Studio and ChinaGeeks) Wang...
Hong Kong: One frequency three radio channels
Michelle from interlocals.net translated an article about the strange phenomena of “One frequency three channels” during the June 4 candle night vigil this year in Hong Kong. The live broadcast of the vigil by the Citizen radio was interrupted by two other channels and one of them is from Mainland...
China: The Bombing of American Aircraft Carrier
ESWN translates a blog post in my1510.com commenting on a online rumor about “the bombing of Amercian aircraft carrier”. The writer describes the spread of the rumor as “Chinese masturbation” that helps advance the talk of the “Chinese threat.”