I recall reading somewhere years ago, that the Chinese call it the "American Curse".
I also recall reading somewhere, years ago, that it has three parts:
- May You Live In Interesting Times
- May You Come to the Attention of Important People
- May You Be Granted What You Asked For
But now, I can't find online any reference where I may have read these things. It's just too pithy and neat, if I had made them up, I would have claimed attribution.