ChinaHush is created first and mostly for personal reasons, as a way to record what I have been learning about China, and to share this knowledge with those who also have an interest in China. I think the Western media does not do a good job of presenting China to the western world. Most of the posts are selected from Chinese websites, blogs and BBS sites. We translate them into English so that friends who cannot read Chinese can also enjoy the content. Some of the selected stories are current news items; some are shocking, sad or inspiring; and others cover controversial issues or show cultural differences. A few are just funny and purely for entertainment and amusement…. We hope we present another perspective, so that friends who have this common interest will learn more about Chinese cultures, lifestyles, trends, what Chinese people are talking about, and the latest memes in China…
Internally, one of ChinaHush’s directions in guiding our posts is “interesting and truthful”. We try our best to be as truthful as possible to the original author’s intended meaning of their story. However, meanings can be lost in translation, so original sources of all selected stories are cited and/or linked. Please let us know if you find any of our translations or citations inaccurate.
ChinaHush is also intended to create a community with a common interest in China. We want to connect friends, whether you speak English and would like to learn Chinese or about China, or if you speak Chinese and would like to learn English, or are simply looking for a good read. If you like our posts, there are many ways to connect with ChinaHush: subscribe to our RSS feed, follow me on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook!
We are also looking for people to join our team to make this site better. If you think you would like to write posts about some of the interesting stories you find related to China, or even just want to contribute a topic please submit through here or email to chinahush[at]gmail.com. or Key[at]Chinahush.com.
Last update: 4/2/2011
I moved to the US when I was three and grew up in Iowa City, IA. For most of my life, I felt internally ruptured – in form I was Chinese, but in content I was mostly American. Recently, I have started to see these different aspects of myself synergistically. For the past year, I have been studying International Affairs and Philosophy at Beijing University, while spending the summer in Suzhou for a language program. Besides China, I am also interested in East Asian regionalism (especially Sino-Japanese relations), complexity science, postmodernism, eco-civilization, anthropology, and the mess that we call the Internet (especially cyberculture and social networks). Next spring, I will graduate from George Washington University with a major in International Affairs.
Me, elsewhere: I have a personal blog, Chinamatic, and I also write for Responsible China. You can e-mail me at cc.huang2 at gmail dot com, follow me on Twitter, or see my Tumblr. I also create a weekly newsletter on China’s environment for PACE (Professional Association for China’s Environment) that ChinaDialogue uses for their weekly environmental update, which you can subscribe to here or see as a blog here (RSS).
Naixi (Nancy) Wu
I was born in Shanghai, China and moved to the states while I was 14. When I first moved here, I wished that my parents had never made the choice to come to the states, which in turn, forced me to leave the city I deeply loved. Looking back now, I still love Shanghai and China, yet, I am grateful that my parents brought me here to the states and gave me the opportunity to see the world from a completely different angle.
After spending almost 12 years in the states, I consider myself somewhat “white-washed” as I have adopted many western traditions and beliefs that caused many objections and opinions against what people in China and China as a country has done in the past decade. However, deep down, I know that I am still very much rooted in China and its traditions, which is also why I continue to look for career opportunities to relocate back to Shanghai, China.
Given the chance, I would also like to thank Key for giving me the opportunity to help out at ChinaHush — a platform that allows me to bring news related to China’s development, corruption, social trend, entertainment, life style and much more, to everyone to get to know this country a little more from the media. Thank you, Key & I hope all the fellow reader/followers of ChinaHush will enjoy each post we bring out as a team.
I am a Cantonese, born and live in Guangdong China. Right now I am studying in Guangdong University of Foreign Studies majoring in international business. I take great interest in marketing, advertising specifically, and thinking about being a copywriter in the future. But that takes great talents which I am not sure I have. With graduation a year away, I start with translating as a way of getting message across effectively, hoping to get more skillful with words before I pick up copywriting. Apart from ChinaHush, I translate marketing news (English -Chinese) for 36ing.com.
I stumbled upon ChinaHush during the Spring Festival and found what the site’s doing is meaningful in widening up the channel to those who wants to know more about China yet can’t read Chinese. I think the site can use a little help and I am glad to be part of the team. Thank Key for providing the platform and allowing so much autonomy. Suggestions on topics and my work are always welcome, you can contact me at annielee2844[at]gmail.com
I’m a linguistics and communications student at Truman State University in the U.S. I have studied Mandarin for three years, and traveled to Beijing, Xian, and Yunnan Province last summer. In Beijing, I taught English and interned at Caijing Magazine where I wrote industry profiles. After learning much about Chinese culture while staying with a host family, I became even more curious and attached to China. This summer, I have returned to Beijing to improve my language skills, but also to develop a better understanding of Chinese customs and traditions and to become further integrated into this fascinating city. Meanwhile, I will intern at beijingkids, an expat magazine for families, reaching out to those who would like to join me in exploring Beijing. I look forward to blogging about China during this experience and sharing with you a piece of what I enjoy. Feel free to contact me with suggestions at jmr2444[at]truman.edu.