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dc.contributor.authorHacker, Randi
dc.contributor.authorGreene, Megan
dc.contributor.authorvon Holten, Leslie
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-04T19:56:42Z
dc.date.available2014-06-04T19:56:42Z
dc.date.issued2008-08-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/13887
dc.descriptionThis is one of hundreds of 60-second radio spots created by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) for Kansas Public Radio (KPR). The purpose of this outreach program is to introduce the people of Kansas to the culture and current issues of East Asia.
dc.description.abstractBroadcast Transcript: By now, everyone has seen the five Olympic Friendlies: the colorful mascots created to welcome this summer's Olympic Games. The little guys are also known as fuwa which means "good luck dolls" in Chinese. But are they good luck? Internet chat rooms in China are ablaze with accusations that the fuwa are somehow causally related to the recent spate of disasters to hit the Middle Kingdom because the little icons are connected with the areas hit by the disasters: the panda, for example, is from Sichuan, site of a massive earthquake; the antelope is from Tibet, site of much unrest and the little torch, well, you know about the protests. The little fish has, as yet, not been connected with any catastrophe but the Chinese are waiting and possibly thinking: Fuwa? Foo-ee! #ceas #china #greene #vonholten
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCenter for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPostcards from Asia;0132
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://audioboo.fm/boos/832496-0132-friendlies-curse
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectBeijing Olympics
dc.subjectFive Friendlies
dc.subjectFuwa
dc.titleFriendlies Curse
dc.typeRecording, oral
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