Chinese Urban Dictionary: Caihongpi

Is there anything more important in life than one's choice of a pop culture idol? The answer is no.

by Mia Li, 19 June 2019

Chinese Urban Dictionary: 666

Unlike in the Christian world, where the number 6 is associated with the devil, 6 has a positive connotation in the Chinese language and culture.

by Mia Li, 15 May 2019

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Renshe

That person you see yourself as on social media is called renshe, which means "character design."

by Mia Li, 18 April 2019

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Xiaotianbing

We hate them but we can't fault them, because they never did anything wrong.

by Mia Li, 22 March 2019

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Malisu

Many young people in China believe they live in a novel or film where they are either the main character or the best character in an ensemble cast.

by Mia Li, 27 February 2019

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Anli

Welcome to the hyper-corporate and hyper-consumerist China, where names of international conglomerates and their business models are everyday verbs.

by Mia Li, 22 January 2019

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Aidou

In China's full-blown consumer society, when you are done choosing jackets and shoes that best represent you, you must also choose an aidou.

by Mia Li, 24 December 2018

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Kaigua

Kaigua refers to what we think those overachievers seem to have done to advance so much in so little time.

by Mia Li, 26 November 2018

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