On Rumours & Lies — Dasheng’s Little Lectures

The Other China

Dasheng’s Little Lectures 大生小議 is a series of short videos by Liu Chan 劉蟾, aka Dasheng 大生, an artist and independent scholar based in Beijing.

In his ‘Shorts’ Dasheng comments on language, life and thinking in China today. They are reproduced here both as part of The Other China section of this site and in Lessons in New Sinology.

We have previously featured short videos created by Chen Qiushi 陳秋實, Yuan Tengfei 袁騰飛 and Liang Hongda 梁宏達. See:

We are grateful to Callum Smith for his technical assistance.

— Geremie R. Barmé
Editor, China Heritage
16 January 2023



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Telling Rumours from Lies


Dasheng 大生

The Land of Illusion

Truth becomes fiction when the fiction’s true;
Real becomes not-real when the unreal’s real.



The Story of the Stone, trans. David Hawkes and
quoted in Introducing Other People’s Thoughts
14 February 2017