Online Comic: Great Anny’s Parents Visit Her in Beijing

GreatAnny's parents visit he


Online comics by post-’90s generation Chinese artist Chen Anni (aka “Great Anny”) have appeared on chinaSMACK multiple times in the past. With over 8 million followers on Sina Weibo, her comics regularly rank among the day’s, week’s, and month’s most popular microblog posts on the popular Chinese social network.

From Sina Weibo:

@伟大的安妮: My parents came to visit me in Beijing.







Comments from Sina Weibo:


Anny, post ads, I won’t unfollow, smooches.


( ¯ ¨̯ ¯̥̥ ) It’s my turn, to be the one you depend on!


Why is Anny dear so popular? It’s precisely because Anny’s “Three Views” [views on the world, life, and values] are very proper.


Anny, accept advertising…so uncle and auntie [her parents] can stay in a large hotel. [可怜] This is what is what you and they deserve for moving all of us [with your work]. [心]


[泪] Now I know why you don’t buy shoes, love u.


Anny, hurry and put out merchandise. We are all willing to let you make money.


Which is why when you buy mobile phones or anything for your parents you never tell them the price…


About Chapter 5, what I want to say is actually your mom watching that upper-class lady for so long wasn’t because she envied her clothes but because she wanted to see why that woman was sitting there for so long without anyone with her, while she herself was so fortunate to have her daughter and husband beside her~


Actually they’re probably just anxious for a grandchild…


My mom also just recently came from Guangdong up to Dongbei [Northeast China] to see me, which is farther than where Anny is. When she was buying clothes for me, she said to me: “There may not be many years left for me to buy you clothes before you’ll be someone else’s [married]. I want to buy you more clothes while you are still mine.” I turned my head around and fell silent. To always love her [my mom], this is the one thing I can do.

Don’t forget your parents this holiday season. We hope you enjoyed this comic that resonated with so many Chinese netizens. Please consider becoming a patron of our translation work. Have a good weekend.

Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.