Monthly Archives: March 2019

Hayashi Tadahiko’s 1946 Photo of Mother and Child in the Ruins

I saw this Hayashi Tadahiko (1918 – 1990) photo in an exhibit at the Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC last October and wondered about the scrawled graffiti about first love in the background. Today I came across a Japanese blog … Continue reading

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Xi Jinping and Mao Zedong: The Medium is the Message

Canadian communications theorist Marshall McLuhan‘s famous quote “the medium is the message” draws attention to how the way we say things can be as important or more important that what we say. Others have before McLuhan have said something similar. … Continue reading

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He Qinglian’s New Book Red Infiltration: Global Expansion of Chinese Media Just Published in Taiwan

He Qinglian’s  new book 紅色滲透:中國媒體全球擴張的真相 [Red Infiltration: the Truth About the Global Expansion of Chinese Media]  about Chinese state and party media reaching out to Chinese-language media and foreign-language media worldwide has just been published in Taiwan. I am a … Continue reading

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A Most Chinese Public Disappearance on Twitter: @airmovingdevice

Big Data-style analysis of Chinese media treatment of high officials, references to 1989 political massacres and other sensitive matters apparently got the anonymous person with the Twitter name @airmovingdevice silenced. @airmovingdevice deleted his/her cyber analytic insights into Chinese society and … Continue reading

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