Posted by: schmivian | September 3, 2009

the maobama


Saw this in the bookstore and thought it was pretty neat. It’s got the full text of nine speeches in both mandarin and english and an accompanying MP3 CD.

Though, there’s not a little bit of irony in envisioning a classroom full of Chinese students dutifully reciting things like:

That we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door. That we can have an idea and start our own business without paying a bribe or hiring somebody’s son. That we can participate in the political process without fear of retribution, and that our votes will be counted — or at least, most of the time.” DNC 2004.

Once more, with feeling!



  1. wow. that is totally awesome. ahhh mao, how just like obama you are not…

  2. thats hilarious

  3. Hey! No entries for a whole month?

  4. vivi! i just remembered you had a blog! i love it!

    i’m heading to costa rica/central america for about 5 or 6 months. i’ll be back to the US around may, hopefully to make a little cash and then come see you/travel with you, if you’ll still have me. keep in touch. send asia my love! take care!

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