Jemima Barr, Author at SupChina
Jemima Barr

Jemima Barr hails from England but has lived in Hong Kong, Hangzhou, and (currently) Beijing. She is doing an internship at SupChina before she starts her undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge in Autumn 2018.

Friday Song: ‘Flowers of Freedom’ and its political implications

The phrase “自由花” (zìyóu huā), or “flowers of freedom,” has appeared in several seminal moments in Chinese history. The last…

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Friday Song: The jazz and hip-hop of Dabozz

She’s alternative, free-spirited, and unpredictable. In 2016, Dabozz 大包子 resigned from her job at a state-owned financial institution to pursue…

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Friday Song: Chen Li remains unextinguished, inextinguishable

She has been called China’s “first artist of the folk world” (“民谣界第一位”), but it would be somewhat inaccurate to…

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Friday Song: Here’s Helen Feng of Nova Heart

Helen Feng, the Queen of Beijing Rock, the “Blondie of China,” has been making waves in the Chinese…

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One China journalist’s quest to amplify female voices in media

It was a podcast episode about China in late 2016, featuring only male voices, that spurred Joanna Chiu to…

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Friday Song: Who owns ‘Bloodstained Glory,’ the dissidents or the patriots?

“Bloodstained Glory” is inconceivable: a song claimed by China’s most zealous patriots and its most ardent dissidents as representing…

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Watch: Three days in Beijing before Chinese New Year 2018

From preparing to travel home to preparing a New Year’s Eve feast, take a look at how people in…

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The 12 most noteworthy Years of the Dog in Chinese history

In Chinese myth, the dog came second to last in the race to determine the order of the zodiac…

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Happy Chinese New Year 2018!

Today is lunar New Year’s Eve 除夕(chú xī), the most traditional and important holiday on the Chinese calendar, a…

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