Chinese Urban Dictionary: Jianpanxia

To those who think they are getting justice served by commenting on social media.

by Mia Li, 19 July 2017

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Bishilian

When struggling with overpopulation, you need to divide people into subgroups to keep order. India has the caste system, and China has its own social hierarchy – bishilian.

by Mia Li, 21 June 2017

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Ditupao

Literally meaning 'map cannon,' ditupao is the act of attacking individuals or groups based purely on where they are from.

by Mia Li, 16 May 2017

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Zhuangbi

Zhuangbi is pretending to be who you wish you were to ease the pain of being the embarrassing disappointment that you usually are.

by Mia Li, 12 April 2017

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Nixi

When you turn defeat into victory, pity into respect.

by Mia Li, 15 March 2017

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Zhang Zishi

Knowledge is power – and so is social status. So it should be no surprise that the two go hand-in-hand.

by Mia Li, 15 February 2017

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Xiao Touming

Xiao Touming are the poor souls who don't draw attention to themselves and are largely ignored in social situations.

by Mia Li, 19 January 2017

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Shenshou Dang

A shenshou dang is someone who, instead of looking things up for themselves, insists on bothering others by asking them for information.

by Mia Li, 22 December 2016

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