About Danwei

What is Danwei?
Danwei is a website about media, advertising and urban life in China.

With frequent reference to and translations from Mainland Chinese media, we publish fresh information about China that you won't find anywhere else. We also produce original video shows and audio podcasts about China.

Using extensive Chinese language sources, we keeps tabs on a wide variety of subjects including legal and business stories, media and entertainment gossip, and the environment.

The Chinese word 'Danwei' (单位) means 'unit', as in a unit of currency or measurement, or as in 'work unit' - the old term for a state-owned company that was supposed to provide cradle-to-grave employment, housing and medical treatment.

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Danwei contributors
Regular Danwei contributors include Jeremy Goldkorn, Joel Martinsen, Eric Mu, and Alice Xin Liu. See our contributors page for more information.

Guest contributions
Danwei welcomes contributions - text, photographs and video - but there is no guarantee of publication. Please refer to our style guide before sending any article longer than a paragraph to us.

Send links and tips to suggest@danwei.org or contact us at the relevant email address as listed above.

Copyrights and republishing
Everything on Danwei is either originally created, used with permission, or is what we consider fair use. If you have any objection to any material on Danwei because of copyright issues, please let us know: ipr@danwei.org.

Individual Danwei articles that are written by staff contributors listed here may be quoted or republished in full on websites and RSS feeds, but may not be reprinted, broadcast or re-used in non-internet media without written permission. Republication of guest contributed posts, re-use of large amounts of Danwei content, or rebroadcasting of our RSS feed requires prior permission. Write to ipr@danwei.org.

China Media Timeline
Major media events over the last three decades
Danwei Model Workers
The latest recommended blogs and new media
From 2008
Front Page of the Day
A different newspaper every weekday
From the Vault
Classic Danwei posts
+ Culture and corporate propaganda in Soho Xiaobao (2007.11): Mid-2007 issues of Soho Xiaobao (SOHO小报), illustrating the complicated identity of in-house magazines run by real estate companies.
+ Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship (2010.03): Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship at an officially sanctioned meeting in Shenzhen.
+ Crowd-sourced cheating on the 2010 gaokao (2010.06): A student in Sichuan seeks help with the ancient Chinese section of this year's college entrance exam -- while the test is going on!
Danwei Archives