Jan 22 2009

Your “Shanzhai” security website

Published by at 5:02 pm under Uncategorized


We are so going Shanzhai.  A few new names for our website:

  1. Toasercuity
  2. Dachon Dachevn
  3. Wasteood
  4. Ntell Fusion

“A property developer in Nanjing, hoping to lure business and buzz, set up storefront facades with logos such as “Haagon-Bozs,” “Pizza Huh,” “Bucksstar Coffee,” “KFG” and “McDnoald’s.” Images of what became known as “Shanzhai Street” spread rapidly online.

Once a term used to suggest something cheap or inferior, shanzhai now suggests to many a certain Chinese cleverness and ingenuity. Shanzhai culture “is from the grass roots and for the grass roots,” says Han Haoyue, a media critic in Beijing, who sees it as a means of self-expression. “It gives people another choice and the possibility of resisting dominant cultural values.”

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Your “Shanzhai” security website”

  1. cbrp1r8on 23 Jan 2009 at 8:40 am

    Heh, well i get the total security, dancho danchev’s blog and the intel fusion one….

    but what is number 3? wastewood?

  2. Heikeon 23 Jan 2009 at 10:15 am

    Wasteood, is Eastwood. Just moved the E and W. He is one of the first people to join our happy little family when we had three visitors a day. Those three visits were normally myself, Jumper and Eastwood.

    His blog is lisited under our blogroll.

  3. Wenjaoboon 25 Jan 2009 at 2:53 am

    This reminds me a little of “verlan” in French, where the ending and beginning sounds are transposed but then, its more a kind of code: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verlan

  4. [...] all Shanzhai’s are created [...]

  5. XANon 08 Feb 2009 at 12:47 pm

    За статью большое спасибо, все по делу, достаточно много кто это уже использует

  6. Heikeon 08 Feb 2009 at 3:24 pm

    No problem, thank you for visiting!