Propaganda in film, or propaganda films

In English, the word propaganda is obviously rather pejorative. That need not any explanation. Some people might even disparage my blog as “Chinese communist propaganda.” If they do, so be it.

A native Chinese female who I talk with a fair bit now, sometimes about film, asked me if I’ve seen Anna and the King. My answer to that was that I had never even heard of it. I skimmed through the plot on Baidu Baike to get a gist of it.

She seems to know a fair bit about popular culture, and the gossip that goes along with it. Relatedly, she seems to have seen a fair bit of film, including the TV series Gossip Girl. I had watched maybe like the first 10 episodes of that. I was probably more motivated to do so for the attractive girls in it than for the plot, though surely the plot was certainly not bad. I sure got a good taste of “upper class white privilege” from that. I even joked to a math PhD student I was talking with a fair bit at that time, who said he had watched the whole thing, that I need to become filthy rich eventually so that my daughter can become like Blair Waldorf.

I had told her that I watched the historic Nazi anti-Semitic film Jud Süß largely out of curiosity. I think almost certainly, had I revealed that to my typical America raised peer or friend then, I would have been ostracized to some degree. Even many Chinese in America who did up through high school or undergrad in China would have at the very least viewed me funny or with some backlash.

The best I could find of it on YouTube is

with French subtitles. (To someone who really wants to watch it with English subs, then you better find some way to obtain it yourself.)

Out of curiosity, I had also watched, in my last year of college I believe, the North Korean film, The Flower Girl.

I actually told my mom about that, and the result was her raging at me, saying that if I mentioned this to the outside world, people would think I’m mentally insane, which I’m obviously not. At that time, maybe I actually took that a bit more seriously, but now, it’s like, “it’s just a movie, and the propaganda aspect of it is too obvious to miss, so what,” not to mention that hundreds of millions of people in China also watched it in the 70s, so I’m far from alone. I don’t remember how I found out about it.

Similarly, I watched around the same time 英雄儿女 (Heroic Sons and Daughters).

It was produced in 1964 and became a classic film in China. I certainly found the whole plot quite moving when I watched it. A song in it 英雄赞歌 (A Paean of a Hero)

became widely known and sung too and still is up to this day I believe.

I did not actually tell my mom about my watching that, but I told that native Chinese female about my watching that along with The Flower Girl and my mom’s reaction to my having watched the latter.

Her response was, having slightly misunderstood

what’s wrong with your mom, 英雄儿女, it was on cctv6 yesterday.

I also told her that I had watched Saving Private Ryan, which could also be regarded as propaganda of a different nature, and sigh, its director was the anti- China Jew Steven Spielberg.

Also I am reminded that I have an ABC friend without a Chinese name. I had asked him what his Chinese name was and he said he didn’t have one. But when he told me that his birthday was October 1st, I joked to him, “[姓]国庆”, which means “[his surname] national day.” He has some interesting views that I liked to laugh at.

Once when he visited me, I made some jokes using the Chinese name I had given him, and we watched this 1952 film 南征北战 the plot of which was on some battle in the civil war 4 years earlier.

We didn’t finish it since he had to leave.

I began listening to Soviet music my final year of college. A female Chinese international student from Harbin in casual chat with me told me about the song Katyusha (and also that How the Steel Was Tempered book that I had already heard about) and I found it so beautiful that I wanted to understand its lyrics in the original, authentic Russian. That was what got me learning Russian on my own, much by accident. I had a Russian friend who helped a bit and was quite supportive of it.

I was a bit anxious though since I was still very much trapped by the norms of America, especially its school system. I was afraid that people would find out and think that I was crazy or brainwashed. (Some Indian-American had said to me a summer earlier, “you seem brainwashed by the Chinese government!” notwithstanding that at that time, I was still in school and consuming and creating verbal content mostly if not almost exclusively in English and still thinking in more of an “American” mindset.) But it was more of a real start at spiritual liberation. Now, I could care so much less about what all those idiots in America think. I’m not the one who’s mentally crazy. It’s America and American culture that’s mentally sick, and becoming ever more so.

As I’ve indicated, the political reaction of many if not most in China would be quite the opposite. For instance, when I wrote about my experience growing up in America, some female jokingly commented in Chinese,

Comrade, you are a modern version of 18 Years in the Enemy Camp!

I was somewhat confused when I saw it. But after looking up online, I learned that it was referring to some TV series on some CPC agent who spent 18 years within the KMT, between 1927 and 1945.

I eventually decided to actually watch it, not just listen to the theme song, and it was entertaining enough for me to have finished almost all the 40 episodes. Contrary to the negative Hollywood portrayals of Asian men, the protagonist was a charismatic, competent, and heroic alpha male who easily attracted and seduced women, even a woman high up within the KMT who he managed to manipulate again and again to help achieve his objectives without her knowing who he really was. When she finally found out, she had to keep it a secret too not only out of love but also to avoid being implicated.

Though I read stuff on the Chinese internet starting from high school, it was really only a year ago that I began to comment, write, and meet people through that. Pertaining to this, some America raised guy at elite school asked me how I managed to meet all these people from China or in China. I don’t remember how I answered, but on this, I will remark that surely, what I’ve done is something that most ethnic Chinese who grew up in America would not even dare think of doing, due to immersion in American culture and social pressures and what not, let alone actually doing. But I guess that’s just my personality. Not being terribly conformist and doing certain things that most people would be afraid to. Can’t really help with that. Somewhat tangentially, I’ve written to a math PhD student from China too that my interest in pure math surely had something to do with my difficulty fitting in culturally in the American school system.

Finally, my sympathies to those stuck in America who feel similarly but feel at dis-ease about it. When I say this I have in mind not just ethnic Chinese who grew up in America but also the unusually woke white American who can more or less actually understand where I’m coming from, who thinks that the people running the country are basically delusional, witnessing directly there a big theatre of political idiocy. If that’s you, you are not alone.

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Why “freedom of speech” is bullshit

I stumbled upon this on Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/article/facebook-censorship-white-supremacy-of-the-most-hypocritical-type/.

I won’t comment too much, basically make some key points, put in bullet form, to make the reading easier and faster.
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Why native Chinese girls are 1000x better

I now chat with at least two (native Chinese girls), one of whom is a mother of two, a fair bit. Unlike with females I encounter in America, I can talk with them pretty honestly and openly about race, sex, culture, etc. I was just talking with one of them, and I thought it’s worthwhile to record some of what we said. There’s quite a lot, so expect what you see here to be far from inclusive.

I told her about ChinaSuperpower, in particular his thesis that the Anglo elite/mainstream is out for genocide against East Asians. They do it quite aggressively through the media and Hollywood, and trust me, I’ve seen enough racist Hollywood movies, with the one coming to mind during our discussion The Interview, which was on assassinating Kim Jong-Un and involved subverting some sex object like North Korean girl towards that.

I said that if the Anglo elites could, they totally would commit genocide against East Asians, and Russians/Slavics too. Obviously, blacks, Muslims, and Indians are not liked in the Anglo world, but the Anglo elites don’t really seriously care about them as much because they are no real threat to Anglo hegemony, more of an annoyance. On the other hand, you have a lot of big, tall, macho, highly competent Russian men with a base in a country still extremely powerful despite the calamity following the disintegration of the USSR, in which they lost like 10% of their population. I’ve heard that in the UK, those guys, who take many of the STEM jobs, trigger a lot of insecurity in the Brits. As for the Chinese, this need not really be explained, just look at the recent Huawei incident for example.

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一些关于所谓sexual racism(性感种族主义)的想法

刚才把下面的照片发给了一位女生,问她对这美女如何评价。

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她的评价我就不说了,没有那么高。我就说说我自己的评价吧。可能还是过于受美国媒体文化的影响,一看就觉得是典型的身材好,金发碧眼的来自有钱背景的白人美女。毫无疑问,她显得非常白,这种女人在美国是根本不会搭理我的。记得有一次,在个小博物馆里快要关门了,碰到了一个白人姑娘跟我差不多大吧,不是金发的,颜值仅仅可以,我就试试跟她聊了,一开始好像找了“理由”主动跟她说几句,比如“这博物馆什么时候关门”,或者“你觉得这博物馆的美术如何”,之后我问了她他是做什么的,“她说她在华盛顿DC一个美术的non-profit工作”,我也跟她说了我是做软件开发的。没多久,她对我的态度就是一种”alright bye”。

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Different types of people

I started this blog two years ago. At that time, I was still considering going into pure mathematics and at least half of my blog posts were on pure mathematics. I thought rather little about politics at that time.

Though I always had some casual interest in history/politics which I read about on the side, I always considered those as subjects for mediocrities/losers who weren’t smart enough to do math or science. To me, the most embarrassing was to have no real hard skill yet be very politically opinionated, especially in idiotic ways. To me, the typical humanities major in an American university was the lowest of the low. Dumb with no skills AND brainwashed by liberalism. Yet, those people end up running the world much more than actual smart people, because actual smart people are naturally more preoccupied with doing stuff and excelling and achieving for real, especially in math, science, and engineering. They’re too busy to actually gain power, and in the real world, they’re easily typecast as technical people who’re there to do the high IQ work as opposed to actually manage and make political decisions. So, to have people who know graduate level math or physics run the world doesn’t seem socially realistic at all.

When younger, I was more consumed with learning and doing math and computer science and software engineering with a bit of physics too, along with Chinese language and some history and politics on the side, the latter of which I regarded as more like taking a break from an intense workout because it required basically zero effort on my part. I really worshipped people who were real outliers in math and science and strived to be closer to them. I do have some ability there, but I don’t think I have the genes such that I could have been highly successful in some STEM field even with the most optimal environment. Lately though, I’ve lost much interest in that. Likely had my upbringing been more advantageous in that regard, I would still be on that track.

Even in STEM, there is a perceived hierarchy as far as brains go, with, crudely speaking, math and theoretical physics at the top, computer science (with the exception of some fields like programming language theory perhaps) significantly lower, and biology stereotyped as for intellectual lightweights who can’t do math. To STEM elitists, those actually doing humanities fields are often viewed as untouchables. Predictably, people in different fields in academia often look down on each other and can’t really get along, and I don’t think that will ever change.

Despite my STEM elitism, I think I was at heart never so apolitical or so nerdy. For instance, I was in some sense doubly elitist in my (mostly closeted back then) disdain for Chinese-Americans who didn’t know the language and culture. Of course, there are many second generation Chinese-American males who are highly talented in STEM whose abilities and achievements I much respect. Like, I was reminded of a guy who made a major addition to the Haskell language.

ArmorUSA and ChinaSuperpower, both of whom came to the West at young age but returned to the homeland after finishing graduate school, denounce in rage the first generation Chinese immigrants in a way that I would never imagine. To a STEM person, to talk like that would be seen much as embarrassing and unprofessional. After all, people in STEM for whom their everyday work deals with objective right and wrong are much less comfortable making vague general statements especially using semi-dirty language. But eventually, I only became more aware that in people fields, winning politically is what matters, as opposed to getting the factually correct answers.

If I were another standard deviation above the mean in talent, I would probably have a pretty good chance at becoming at least very successful on a purely technical track, and I would be too busy and too fulfilled developing and realizing my technical prowess to even think about the matters that ArmorUSA and ChinaSuperpower write about. I would find much more of a haven from the discrimination against East Asian males in America in my academic and technical accomplishments. At the highest echelons of purely technical (with minimal people managing component) STEM, there really isn’t serious discrimination as far as I can tell.

After I decided that my making a career in mathematics is no longer viable, I wrote much more on topics related to China and Chinese-Americans, with a bit of technical interspersed, still with at least some idea in mind that “ethnic activist” is pejorative. Of course, there was my realizing more so that if I wrote mostly technical, it would be difficult to get people to view my blog. I would affect only people past a rather high cognitive threshold. Indeed, it can be difficult for highly intelligent people to rid themselves of mind bias, to develop more perspective and be able to relate to more ordinary people.

In China, what I like is that the Chinese people there are much more diverse than the ones in America, who tend to be STEM immigrants and their offspring. And I feel that due to shared culture, I can better relate to people there not like myself. One can conclude from this that had I grown up in China, I wouldn’t have been so nerdy and so exclusively invested in STEM.

It’s unfair for college admissions officers and people in the real world to judge Chinese there for being overly focused on math and science and thereby nerdy, one-dimensional, and lacking in leadership or communication skills, because there isn’t much opportunity for the model minority in non-STEM fields. It’s better if you’re female though.

Speaking of female Chinese-Americans, I was recently in Nanjing, where I had the chance to see the Nanjing Massacre Memorial. There, I saw a picture of Iris Chang, a Chinese-American born in 1968 to university science professors, who published a book on the Nanjing Massacre, which became a New York Times bestseller. Her other books were all “ethnic activist” ones. I do wonder how that she managed to make that book New York Times bestseller, like, why would the white mainstream promote her so much? I cannot imagine a Chinese-American male pulling that off regardless of background. There is also that she married a white guy, with a hapa baby two years old when she committed suicide at age 36.

Almost certainly, Iris feels indignant with how Chinese-Americans have been treated, as well as what was suffered under the Japanese. I would not be surprised if ArmorUSA and ChinaSuperpower would view her with some disdain, seeing her a loser or sellout begging for acceptance.

As for myself, I much admire her courage and success in getting some publicity. That was not easy at all and surely, the nature of her work took a toll on her mental health. Overall, what she did was quite positive. More negatively, I also see it somewhat as an act of begging for sympathy, which is hard to truly respect.

I’m a pretty realistic and red-pilled guy in general, and certainly not a fan of passive approaches which miss the root of the problem. (By the way, I haven’t read her book, and I don’t really intend to.) Something to point out though is that from what I gather, the reason why the legacy of the war between China and Japan is such a problem (much more so than the one between Soviet Union and Germany, where the Soviets suffered just as much if not more) is that in the end Japan was defeated by United States and the Soviet Union with Japan transformed into an American puppet state afterwards as opposed to by China. The Japanese soldiers left due to surrender as opposed to actually being kicked out of China by the Chinese. In contrast, the Red Army actually took Berlin and later created a puppet state of East Germany. As part of the arrangement, America actually let Japanese war criminals get away in exchange for data gathered through human experiments in Manchuria, and at that time, the Chinese (and Soviets) were too weak to prevent that from happening. Unlike Soviet Union with respect to the Nazis, China never got any justice with Japan. It was that Imperial Japan was not defeated by the countries most victimized that enables the Japanese today to whitewash that past, what Iris Chang tried to pressure against through her book that gave Japanese war crimes more publicity in the Western world.

The way I see it, hate towards Japan on the part of the Chinese is understandable and unavoidable but neither well-directed nor effectual. More strain in relations between the two sides over the legacy of WWII does not help either side. There is actually more room for long term mutual understanding between China and Japan than between China and the United States. Both are Mongoloid countries with a Confucian tradition, with Chinese characters part of the Japanese script. On this, ArmorUSA has also pointed out, along with Zeldovich Yakov on Zhihu, that a Chinese in Japan, so long as he speaks fluent Japanese, can pass as Japanese, but a Chinese in America will never been seen as an American due to how he looks. Between China and the Anglo world, there is also neither cultural nor ideological compatibility, whereas China and Japan are more or less part of the same culture.

Despite that it was the Asian countries most victimized, Japan, indignant with how it was treated, was actually fighting WWII against the Anglo world. China at that time was too weak and backwards to be treated as an equal though too large to conquer. In the end, the gap between Japan and the Anglo world only widened, with the Japanese mainland conquered and occupied by a foreign force for the first time in history.

I recall Iris Chang used the word “genocide.” Well, ChinaSuperpower believes that the Anglo world intends genocide on East Asians. He is being a bit extreme here but he has a point. After all, the Anglo world did unapologetically commit genocide against the Native Americans who migrated to the Americas across the Bering Strait during the Ice Age. Nobody cares about the Native Americans anymore in America. The Jews, who run much of the Anglo world at this point, have been relentlessly trying to weaken and fragment the Arab countries in an attempt to systematically perpetuate Jewish-Anglo domination of the Middle East. Moreover, I learned last year that it was also a Jewish family that was responsible for the Opium Wars. It is also the Jews and America who seek to further political division among Chinese by defending and promoting the exiled regime in Taiwan and those associated with it. (On this, I shall note that Iris Chang’s parents were from well off intellectual families and fled to Taiwan to escape the communist takeover.) My experience with Americans has been that they love to make distinction between PRC and Taiwan and Hong Kong, treating the Taiwanese as a different identity from the mainland Chinese despite that they are the same ethnicity and culture, politics aside.

It is the pro-West right wing Chinese that is the most representative of the legacy of Western imperialism in China, that ought to be destroyed for the Chinese to truly rejuvenate. They are collaborators with the Anglo world from within on its genocide agenda. Many of them, such as Kaifu Lee, are already too entrenched based on both their family background and personal actions. ChinaSuperpower is very much correct that there isn’t much time left now, and one has to pick a side and do enough to prove that one is indeed on that side.

Iris Chang might feel indignant that people in the West don’t care about the Nanjing Massacre and other Japanese war crimes in China anywhere near as much as they do about the Holocaust. Though the Japanese were no less horrific, it’s absurdly wishful to expect Westerners to care anywhere near as much about them. Heck, the West doesn’t even care about and seldom mentions the war crimes and death toll on the Eastern Front, where the Soviet Union lost a much higher proportion of its population than did China, and the Slavic people are more or less white and Western in culture. So how can one expect the West to relate in a serious way to Japanese war crimes in China? The Chinese, based on the other side of the globe, are too racially and culturally different, not to mention ideologically opposed. The Chinese, unlike white and Western passing Jews, don’t have any political power in America either and neither will their perpetual foreigner descendants. Any Chinese with non-trivial political power (assuming there actually is one) in America is almost certainly a minority agent for American interests.

As for the Chinese in America, it’s unreasonable to blame whites for not viewing ethnic Chinese born in America as their own regardless of how Americanized they are or how American their English sounds. It’s also unreasonable to blame white Americans for viewing China as a competitor or threat or for being somewhat suspicious of ethnic Chinese in America. I have in general little respect for the Chinese-Americans with the beg for acceptance attitude. I advise Chinese in America with the ability to pursue a STEM field where you can hide in academia or in a company with many immigrants where you are judged more on your objective skills and work than on how you relate with people. Learn the Chinese language and culture so that you and later your kids won’t be stuck in the West. Don’t waste your time and energy trying to be American. Don’t be a loser like that.

As for interaction with whites, I find that whites in STEM fields are generally much better. Not that there isn’t any discrimination or racial tribalism there, almost certainly it’s far better than in the people fields, and you shouldn’t have to try to find out, as trying anything seriously necessarily comes with some opportunity cost. As much as I may dislike the Jews as a group, surely the ones in STEM are much better than those in finance, media, law, politics, and the social sciences, though almost certainly, they are higher in ethnic nepotism and bias than others in the same field. I’ve interacted with Jews in math and physics who were certainly smarter and higher-achieving than I am and they were for the most part nice people as well, with arguably also fewer personality problems.

I dislike the West mostly for its political value system, which is full of shit. Politics anywhere is at least a little full of shit, and in the Western, Anglo context, it is especially especially full of shit. The Western political elites are mostly dangerous, mentally sick people on a relentless mission of destruction, subversion, and genocide of those not subordinate to them. They dress this malice with an icing of “freedom, democracy, human rights, universal liberal values,” and I can’t see how anyone with a brain could not see through this. Lately, they haven’t even been successful at that but that doesn’t seem to alter their nature. Since it’s Jews with loyalty to Israel who spearhead the West, occupying so much of the capital and positions of power, it’s only fair to place much of the blame on them. There are Jews in STEM and second or third tier rich and influential like Ron Unz opposed to the establishment but they do not have the ability to seriously effect change. More whites seem to be waking up to this over the years too, and so, Facebook and the likes respond with more censoring. I certainly encourage more people, especially those of Chinese descent, to boycott Google and Facebook, which are both Zionist run companies. Chinese should be grateful that their great union has been wise and strong enough to protect the vast majority from those.

What Japan did to China during WWII is more a symptom of the problem, far from its core. The core of problem is the Anglo world and the Zionists who run it. Japan was in opposition with the Anglo world during WWII and with China’s help, the Anglo world managed to fully conquer it. But history was set up such that afterwards, the Chinese people collectively realized that only by turning against the Anglo world could they rejuvenate and much has been achieved over the past seven decades. That post war Japan has served up to this day as deputy of Anglo imperialism in East Asia is an artifact of conquest. Inherently, Japan should actually be in opposition to or at least a competitor of the Anglo world. America doesn’t care much about Japan anymore because Japan is already conquered and no longer poses any geopolitical threat, unlike during WWII. If not for that, the Anglo-Zionists would only be teeming with resentment, hate, and yearning for genocide towards the Japanese people as was the case during WWII. This Jew who helped me awaken further to the con being played on Chinese in America once said to me that the Chinese deserved to get brutalized by the Japanese during WWII.

It was Western imperialism that further divided East Asia. Aside from the Japanese invasion of Korea in the late 16th century, China, Korea, and Japan for the most part got along. Japan’s colonization of Korea and wars against China were out of a need to prove its modernization in the face of the Western powers. The divide of Korea and the far less traumatic one of China (that very asymmetric between PRC and anti-PRC) was, too, mostly a product of Anglo imperialism, and if not for the Anglo world’s wanting to keep it that way for its own benefit, the problem would have already been resolved internally. I am sick of all those Jewish voices like Nicholas Kristof under Jewish backing in the Anglo world who evangelize bullshit further for this purpose, and unfortunately for them, time is definitely not on their side. Readers of this blog see someone who should’ve become Americanized (but decided to stay politically wise instead) utterly disgusted with the Anglo world, calling out the Jews who run it, and doing what he can to mend the damage. This could not have been done anywhere near as much without a certain degree of implicit backing tied to certain global developments over the past decade.

Whites ought to understand that East Asians are not the problem. It is a small subset of Jews and their lackeys running America that is the core of the problem. Those are the people trying to trick you and exploit you for their agenda of proliferating and perpetuating Zionist political power on this planet. My white friend, who actually has genuine elite status on STEM contests at the high school and college level, saw it very clearly. His words were

A world run by Chinese or Japanese is one where they’d be rich and on top but mostly leave others alone, except to get money from them. A world run by whites is one where half want to conquer and half want to help. A world run by Jews is one where they’d systematically extinguish any hope of ending it.

Steve Hsu(徐道辉)

以前挺崇拜这个人的,现在评价对他越来越低了。他能力的确很强,而且很全面,能拿到美国不错或至少还可以的大学的理论物理终身教职,同样还创办了网络安全公司以26百万被收购,能够破竹子天花板当上大学高层行政人员,而且体育也强,中学搞了游泳比赛,大学打了橄榄球,后来还搞柔道,这种混合才华是少见的。对,他还研究智商和基因的关系,最近为此创办了公司,在这方面在美国也颇有影响力。然后他的博客每个月有十万多点击。可是呢,他没有一项做到最好或接近最好,理论物理,大陆过来的比他强的至少好几个,张首晟强得多了。硅谷创业一个26百万的收购也真的不算啥。体育他离专业水平就更远了。

我最近得知他开创的那家公司还把一个翻墙的工具在01年的时候部署到了中国,为此他拿了CIA的钱,并且得到了纽约时报及其他美国主流媒体的宣传。

我跟一位体制内背景的人说了他,那个人也对徐产生了兴趣,可是对他评价也不是特别高。总而言之,觉得徐有政治能力但是是那种符合美国已形成的体制和文化谋取成功的政治能力,做的更多一种模型美国亚裔,很优秀但是还是服从体系的,为了自己的事业发展不敢对其作出任何挑战。反而,这人觉得我的政治能力从某种角度更强,比如我的博客写的东西有点含量,不像徐那些只不过是引用别的文章或视频自己也就做点小评论。我的反应是徐的做法的确是那种比较现实主义的,没什么错或不好,挑战权威反而经常才是愚蠢的破坏自己事业的做法 Continue reading “Steve Hsu(徐道辉)”

我的美好元旦

元旦过的挺舒服,挺充实的。节日调休周六上了班,也没偷懒,完成一些工作,然后就回家好好休息了。本来还没想放三天假做什么刷时间,但回到家后就想到了可以看看那连续剧《敌营十八年》,该剧我从知乎得知,由于某人在那儿评论上以其做了个有趣的比喻。之前我也只看了第一集和第二集一点,而这三天一过,我就看到了第九集了,可以说看了没多久就被真正吸引进去了,一开始还觉得这种红色连续剧会不会有点无聊,看不下去,所以没去看,只是其主题曲和片尾曲做的比较好给我留下了较深的印象并听了好几遍。可以说该连续剧比较吸引我的一点是里面的滕玉莲实在太漂亮了,又是贵族家庭出身的地下党员,从而我得知了演她的戴娇倩,网上查看来还相当有名。由于长大在美国,我对中国的演员这些还比较陌生,知道的也大多通过互联网。比如,中国所谓的国家一级演员我还是最近才知道的,我认识的一位将此形容为“中国特色的东西”。我想起我认识的一位在美国读数学博士的男生有一次还跟我说长得很漂亮的孩子自然会被引进演艺这行,他这么说也让我觉得挺好笑的,至少挺有意思的,毕竟这种话不会想象一位数学博士生主动去说,至少很难想象一位在美国的搞纯数学的人用英文这样。这其实总而言之我觉得很好,更证实了中国没有像美国那么强的nerd的概念。想起这事儿后,我又向他回忆了这并好奇问了问他是否知道戴娇倩美女演员,他说不。

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简单从百度百科抽取两张滕玉莲的照片让读者欣赏欣赏,当然,想真正感受到滕玉莲的漂亮优雅加上机智勇敢,还得看看或至少翻翻连续剧。

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Merry Christmas

Some Russian in Russia I correspond with wrote me the following:

There were some stories going around that they banned some of the x-masy stuff in China, so it immediately reminded me of what you were saying – even if true, they have a right to do so (For some obscure reason there are no stories about, say, Indonesia, where everything Chinese and Russian was banned half a century ago.)

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Screenshot from my new Huawei phone

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The Chinese government has been certainly quite smart to block Google, Facebook, and YouTube. Quora and Reddit as of August of 2018 entered that category too. Yes, I suggested that Russia doesn’t have its own YouTube (as far as I know) much because Putin et al are not hardline enough to simply shut out those US internet media sites.

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