EastSouthWestNorth is an English-language China-focused blog written by Roland Soong (宋以朗, Cantonese: [sʊ̄ŋìlɔ̀ːŋ])), a Hong Kong-based blogger. The blog combines English translations of Chinese articles, comments and recommended reading. It was started in 2003 when Roland Soong moved back to Hong Kong. Notable subjects include Eileen Chang, J-Pop, and Shanghai World Expo.
According to a survey conducted by Rebecca MacKinnon in late 2006, EastSouthWestNorth appears to be substantially more important to foreign correspondents than other English-language China-focused blogs.
- Ethan Zuckerman (2013). Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-08283-8.
- Links to press coverage on EastSouthWestNorth
- Profile 13: Roland Soong
- BBC News: Chinese bloggers debate Google
- OhmyNews: Hong Kong Blogger Denies Government Snooping
- Rebecca MacKinnon: Blogs and China correspondence – survey results
- Comme les Chinois: Q&A interview with Roland Soong, May 2008