Chaoyang Trap

Chaoyang Analytica
A regular exploration of contemporary China, one important niche at a time.
Created 03 Feb 2021
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  • Rewilding #2: Wind Vents & Flying Pigs
    23 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    In the house this week: Yi-Ling, Even, Yan, ████, Krish, Yuyang, and Simon. Illustrations by Krish Raghav. Yi-Ling: Rewilding is an exploration into the language of the Chinese internet. In each issue...
  • S02 Episode 3: Subor Smash Bros. Ultimate
    13 Nov 2021 • 21 min read • 1 0
    In the house this week: Zoe, Krish, GM, ChineseNintendo, Bo, Slowork, Tianyu, Even, Aaron, Simon, Yan, and Henry. Tianyu: Welcome to Episode 3. This is the second in a two-part series about video game...
  • Rewilding #1: Boundary Ball
    26 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 6 0
    In the house this week: Yi-Ling, Krish, Yan, Jaime, Caiwei, Simon, and Tianyu. Illustrations by Krish Raghav. Yi-Ling: Rewilding is an exploration into the language of the Chinese internet. In each is...
  • S02 Episode 2: Press F to Review Bomb
    12 Oct 2021 • 22 min read • 7 0
    In the house this week: Aaron, Yuxin, Jason, Christina, Simon, Krish, Tianyu, and Henry. Krish: Welcome to Episode 2. This is the first in a two-part series about video games in China. Tianyu: China’s...
  • S02 Episode 1: Between ROC and a Hard Place
    28 Sep 2021 • 35 min read • 6 0
    In the house this week: Brian, Chen-Yu, Miaoju, Lev, Nathanel, AU, Simon, Krish, Tianyu, Yan, and Ting. Krish: Welcome to season two! For those joining us for the first time, we're a newsletter about ...
  • Season 1 Epilogue: Chaoyang Trap Reacts to Chaoyang Trap
    06 Aug 2021 • 22 min read • 8 0
    In the house this week: Tianyu, Jaime, Krish, Caiwei, Christina, Yi-Ling, Ting, Simon, Amy, Carwyn, and Henry. Illustration by Krish Raghav. Krish: Hello. Tianyu: Well, we’ve finished an entire season...
  • S01 Episode 9: We Built This City on a Camera Roll
    06 Jul 2021 • 24 min read • 5 0
    In the house this week: Asa, Amy, Carwyn, FATFISHBOY, Krish, Tianyu, Jaime, Yan, Yi-Ling, Simon, Henry, and Xuandi. Krish: Welcome to our season finale. The word “wanghong” (网红) is inescapable in Chin...
  • July 4: The First Chaoyang Trap Film Screening
    25 Jun 2021 • 1 min read • 3 1
    Krish: We’re organizing our first event! Back in 2019, Yan and I were lucky to catch a rare screening of Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis, a sublime hybrid film from Old Delhi that melded documentary, ...
  • Open Sesame x Chaoyang Trap: Taobao Ethics / Cursed eCommerce / Crab Justice
    23 Jun 2021 • 14 min read • 3 0
    Sasha: Hey! Aaron: Yo. Tianyu: Hi! Jaime: Hello. Krish: Hello! Krish: This is a…slightly different episode of Chaoyang Trap. This week we’re presenting a special preview of Issue 3 of Open Sesame Maga...
  • S01 Episode 8: (Chinese) Dudes Rock
    15 Jun 2021 • 24 min read • 11 1
    In the house this week: Caiwei, Lisha, Diaodiao, Yi-Ling, Tianyu, Yan, Jaime, Ting, Krish, Simon, and Henry. Jaime: Welcome to Episode 8. A friend shared a meme recently that goes “Chinese parents wai...
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