I really love what they’re doing over at chinaSMACK: translating and republishing pieces from the Chinese blogosphere so we non-Chinese speakers can get a peek at them, too. Here’s a good example: a post about life as a university student in Beijing—written by a university student in Beijing. It’s squalid!
See also: Dwelling Narrowness, a popular TV show in China. Man it would be cool to see that with subtitles.