新華文體 Newspeak

Geremie R. Barmé This essay, ‘New China Newspeak’, was originally published in China Heritage Glossary and then expanded for The China Story Lexicon, which I devised as part of The China Story Project of the Australian Centre on China in the World in August 2012.… Read

褒貶 Evaluations

A ‘moral-evaluative vocabulary’ 褒貶詞 has been a feature of Chinese writing from pre-dynastic times. Over the centuries it developed a rich lexicon that has been adapted by the Communist Party media over some ninety years to guide, as well as limit, public and even private expression.… Read