‘Deeply Moved, Then Rejected’ & New Leadership

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十动然拒 (shí dòng rán jù), which is short for 十分感动,然后拒绝 (shí fēn gǎn dòng, rán hòu jù jué) meaning “deeply moved, then reject…”, became an internet meme on China’s microblogging space after the following news story in context of this year’s Singles Day

Yesterday, Huazhong University of Science and Technology male student Wang Wenjin sent a female student he admired a 160,000-word love letter he spent 212 days writing. This love letter contained various literary forms such as poetry and prose, and mainly reflected on the things they two did together and expresses his feelings through scenery description. He bound all the pages together into a book and titled it “I Don’t Want You to Be Alone”. The girl was deeply moved, then rejected him.

I Don’t Want You to Be Alone” is also the title of a song by the Taiwanese band Mayday.

Wang Wenjin‘s reaction:

Wang Wenjin: Over the last couple of days, I’ve received about 50 phone calls, with many media wishing to interview me. I was deeply moved, then rejected them.

Wang Wenjin (2)

As it is with all internet memes, the characteristic phrasing of Wang’s tragic rejection went on to be applied to a variety of other situations, of varying degrees of amusement for those who can relate…

Yesterday, Huazhong University of Science and Technology male student Wang Xiaoming sent a male student he admired a computer program of 160,000 lines of code that he spent 212 days writing. This program contained various programming languages such as Maya Embedded Language, JAVA, and C++ mainly reflecting on the course design they did together and expresses his feelings through scenery description. He made it into a Repo and committed it onto GitHub, titling it “I Don’t Want You to Write Code Alone”. The guy was deeply moved, then rejected him.

Yesterday, a guy working with one of the Big Four prepared for his client a 160,000-word PBC template, including detailed instructions, and then titled it “I Don’t Want to Contact You Everyday to Request Information Anymore”, begging the client to fill in the information. The client was deeply moved, then rejected him.

Today, I wrote a 160,000-word petition, asking my boss for a raise. After getting my petition, my boss was deeply moved, then rejected me.

Yesterday, a Dongzhong [a middle school] student sent the school cafeteria a 160,000-word complaint letter. This complaint letter contained various literary forms such as prose, short stories, and poetry mainly reflecting on the various kinds of special ingredients he’s eaten in the cafeteria, asking them to improve the food, and was bound together into a book titled “Share You Half of My Cockroach”. The cafeteria owner was deeply moved, then rejected him.

[Note: “Share You Half of My Cockroach” is adapted from the song “Share You Half of My Juice” by the Chinese band The Flowers.]

Elsewhere, Chinese netizens have been commenting on China’s new government leadership…

Baby Xi truly is too cute.

Winnie the Pooh and Xi Jinping

Xi Zhuxi [习主席 (xí zhǔ xí) Chairman Xi, referring to Xi Jinping], Li Zongli [李总理 (lǐ zǒng lǐ) Premier Li, referring to Li Keqiang]…the same read in order or in reverse order…Ha!

Xi Jinping              Li Keqiang

Xi Jinping (Left) and Li Keqiang

A country led by a Gemini leading three Cancers, two Scorpios, and an Aries. The far right [the person mentioned (with an @) earliest in a forwarded/reshared (“retweeted”) Weibo microblog post] tucao: This is a country with no Virgos.

The new standing committee 02

[Note: The humor lies in the double-meaning of “Virgo/virgin” and what that may be commenting on.]

Yu Zhengsheng‘s network…absolutely blind-your-eyes glamorous!

Yu Zhengsheng's family tree and network

[Note: Click the image to enlarge. Yu Zhengsheng’s connections are particularly interesting because of his connection with Chinese Communist Party leaders Mao Zedong, Ye Jianying, and Deng Xiaoping as well as Kuomingtang (Chinese Nationalist Party) leaders Chiang Kai-shek/Jiangjieshi and Chiang Chingkuo/Jiang Jingguo.]

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  • Lilazn944u

    Sofa!!!!!

    • the ace of books

      没有沙发。。。你输了 :D

  • Daniel Tynan

    Incredibly most of my Chinese friends didn’t know the new president was chosen for china due to a media blackout inside China. Yet they all knew about and followed the Obama re-election. China is great!

    • Sam

      Nonsense. It was live on TV here.

    • They even had some of it in English. no blackout at all, unless you count weibo which had comments relating to the party congress blocked, aside from that CCTV had it on most channels!

    • MrT

      you only know stupid people then

  • Elena

    Re: Yu Zhensheng’s family connections, you missed Zeng Guofan, the general who crushed the Taiping rebellion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeng_Guofan

    • Rensi

      No, I didn’t miss him. It’s in the picture.

  • the ace of books

    Dem connections is straight-up ricockulous. Mao and Deng and Jiang, all rolled up into one communist-party-leading individual… just paint me the color of “damn, wow.”

  • Akhemu

    They are good at copying each other, no wonder i cant tell a part a real psp my friend bought and the one that he bought in Beijing. in the flight video Jackie Chan says no counterfeited product such as sunglasses, we like him very much and listen to everything he said, but he didnt say anything about PSP. I bought a caligraphy brush set also and when i asked the store owner if its original, she said it is.

  • Thanks Chinasmack for showing me that I find Chinese humor hilarious! :)

  • hess

    “male student Wang Wenjin sent a female student he admired a 160,000-word love letter he spent 212 days writing.”
    Yeah thats not even a little bit creepy

    • xuedi

      hehe, i ding that

  • Whirly Pop

    touching but iunno man creepy as hell

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