Dispatch #20: Zhongxing (Androgyny) and Censorship

I read with amusement this China Daily News commentary on Li Yunchun, an American Idol type celebrity in China.  Note the opaque references to her non-traditional appearance.  Interestingly all the Google image websites and non-Chinese sites were blocked by the censors.

“Lee’s non-feminine appearance, and her vigor and devotion on stage, has created a different performance style and also aroused much curiosity among the younger generation…She has no professional qualifications and does not have the looks one expects of a woman. But for Lee’s young fans it does not deter them from appreciating her.”  ~China Daily


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