The Chinese culture has influenced different communities and individuals in Johannesburg. Three individuals tell us why they decided to they have Chinese characters and mythical creatures tattooed on their bodies.


By Thuletho Zwane

Part 1: The Chinese culture and influence has extended to South African townships. “China in Zone 6″ chronicles a young man from Zone 6 who has a Chinese character and mythical creatures tattooed on his body. Melusi has a green frog, three phoenix, a lion and the Chinese character for dream.

Part 2: 在翻譯中丟失 (Lost in translation) This part of the video looks at two Joburgers who have the incorrect Chinese character tattoos on their bodies.


Part 3: “Ignorance or Internationalism” – in this part of the video a third generation Chinese-South African questions the reasons people draw Chinese symbols on their bodies