ChinaSmack has published a translation of "Hierarchies of Snobbery and Contempt by Chinese Netizens" from Southern Metropolis Daily‘s City Weekly which describe "the multi-layered prejudices amongst Chinese when it comes to how the products, brands, sports, media, academic disciplines, music, movies, fashion, etc." It's a fascinating look at the valence and subtext of the familiar in an unfamiliar context.
Video Games: console games > foreign PC games > foreign online games > domestic online games > browser games/QQ games
World of Warcraft: Mage > DK (Dark Knight) > Hunter > Rogue > Warlock > Priest > Soldier > Druid > Paladin > Shaman
Kaixin.com Games: Happy City > Happy Garden > Happy Farm > Happy Restaurant > Happy Life
Hierarchies of Snobbery and Contempt by Chinese Netizens
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