Tea Leaf Nation Has Moved!

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Dearest readers, Tea Leaf Nation has moved! You can find our signature articles featuring grassroots trends, media analysis, and censorship news at the Tea Leaf Nation channel at Foreign Policy magazine. After joining forces with …

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Trying to Save the Chinese Language From Itself

A map on Phonemica.net of some of China's many dialects.

Phonemica, or xiangyinyuan, is an innovative project that documents China’s myriad dialects and languages. Founders Kellen Parker and Steve Hansen started the open-archive, ethnographic project in 2009. Both worry that the strong presence of the …

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