New China Newspeak 新华文体

This lexicon entry consists of the following sub-sections:
  • Introduction
  • New China 新华
  • New Writing 新文体 and Popular Language 大众语
  • Party & Other Eight-legged Essays 党八股
  • Parody & its Enemies 反讽,恶搞,原味
  • The Spring & Autumn Style 春秋笔法
  • New China Newspeak 一言以兴邦,一言以丧邦
  • Faithfulness, Expressiveness & Elegance 信达雅
  •   Introduction 文體五百歲一變,書體五百歲一變
    ——龔自珍《秦漢石刻文錄序》 This essay, originally published in 2012, is a preliminary attempt to describe what, since the 1980s, some Chinese writers have identified as ‘New China Newspeak’.… Read

    China’s Twenty Dreams

    In A Stretch of the Imagination, an oration written for the Australian Centre on China in the World published recently in book form, a former ambassador to China Dr Stephen FitzGerald speaks of how the debate about Australia’s engagement with Asia that started in the 1960s, one that was frequently lead by nationally prominent figures, was ‘put to sleep’ by government fiat under conservative political leadership early this century.… Read

    The China Story and the Chinese Net at Capital M

    On 8 March, the writer and rock musician Kaiser Kuo hosted a conversation at Capital M in Beijing with Geremie R. Barmé, Director of the Australian Centre for China in the World, as part of the Capital Literary Festival.… Read