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 November, 2009
China: Interview with Lu Guang, the photographer of “Pollution in China”
China Hush has translated local online media Netease's interview with Lu Guang, who won this year W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography with a set of photos featuring “Pollution in China”.
The 5th Chinese blogger conference: micro power and a broader world
The 5th Chinese blogger conference took place last weekend in a rural county Lianzhou in northern part of Guangdong province. Despite the inconvenient traffic, there were around 150 participants from China and overseas attended the conference. The conference slogan this year is “Micro power and a boarder world”, the organizing...
China: Death as business
ESWN puts together local reports and commentaries on the tragic case of three university students who died while trying save others. The tragedy involves a moral debate over the business of body retrievers.
Taiwan: Spirit medium
Michael Turton from the View from Taiwan started from the story of a spirit medium in Taiwan and discussed the history and culture of Tang-ki worship.
China: Sino-Indian tension and Dalai Lama
China Matters has an article looking into the Sino-Indian tension against the background of Dalai Lama's recent visits to Tawang and Nepal.
China: Teachers’ strike
Husunzi from China Study group blogs about a recent teachers’ strike from three privately-owned primary and secondary schools in Chengdu, Sichuan. The strike was against the government's taking over the management of one of the schools.
China: Protest against government “hook” by chopping little finger off
Xujun Eberlein from Inside-out China blogs about a 18-year-old man Sun Zhongjie's act of chopping off his little finger off to protest against the Shanghai Traffic Management Bureau's “hook” on “black taxi driver”.
China and Hong Kong: Is Dialogue Possible?
Roland Soong talks about the inward-looking character of both Hong Kong and Mainland bloggers and discusses the thesis on whether or not cross-border dialogue is possible.
Japan: Licolita-style activism
Martin J Frid from Kurashi blogs about an unique activism style in Akihabara, Tokyo. In those event, activists will dress as maid and perform in the street the idea of alternative lifestyle.
South Korea: Gender and visa statistics
matt from Gusts of popular feeling reads from the visa statistics and points out that multiculturalism in Korea is gendered to serve the need of patriarchal society.
Hong Kong: Luxury housing Ads
ESWN brings the readers’ attention to a recent judgment by the Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority on an Ads of a luxury development project for being misleading. You can see the Ads and the actual site via ESWN.
China: The worker struggle
The China study has an in-depth report on the rise of semi-autonomous worker struggle through collective actions in China..
Japan: Halloween night
James from Japan Probe reports on two Halloween parties one with anti-foreigner protest and one with full community support.
Japan: GM labeling
Martin J Frid from Kurashi blogs about the actual [lack of] practice of GM labeling in Japanese food industry.