Cannes Winner Qiu Yang on the Outsize Impact of Small-Town Stories

 /  People  / 
"I'm hoping to tell stories that will echo with everyday Chinese lives, so a small town with nothing special is the perfect place to tell them" Read More

Marvel and NetEase Join Forces to Bring Superhero Games to China

 /  News  / 
It’s the crossover China’s superhero fans have been waiting for: Chinese gaming and media streaming company NetEase is partnering with Marvel to breathe new life into the beloved universe of superheroes. Read More

One of China’s Most Influential Travel Show Hosts Right Now is a Fox Hand Puppet

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
A hand puppet resembling a fox has become an unlikely star on the Chinese internet via a new comedy travel program. Read More

A Quick Guide to the Chinese Films Going to the 2019 Cannes Festival

 /  Preview  / 
Diao Yinan's follow up to the Berlin Golden Bear-winning 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' will compete for this year's Palme d'Or. Read More

A Movie About Falling in Love with a Qing Dynasty God is Showing at Tribeca Film Festival This Week

 /  News  / 
"Kiss of the Rabbit God" comes from Andrew Thomas Huang, who also just directed FKA Twigs' new music video for "Cellophane." Read More

“Rap of China” Gears Up for Season 3 Despite Waning Interest

 /  TV  / 
As the global horizon for Chinese rap expands, future prospects for the show that blew it up might be starting to shrink. Read More

Costume Dramas (Almost) Banned on the Chinese Internet

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
2018 was tough enough for China's film-television industry — this second strike could kill a lot of production companies. Read More

“The Wandering Earth”: Propaganda, Ratings Wars, and the Future of Chinese Sci-Fi

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
The Liu Cixin adaptation just became China's #2 all-time highest grossing film. What does it mean for the genre's future? Read More

Spring Festival Gala 2019: More Idols, Fewer Foreigners, and No Pigs

 /  TV  / 
The world's "most-watched" TV program was a dull slog in 2019, as its struggle for relevancy in modern China becomes increasingly difficult. Read More

The Search for China’s Next Big Boy Band is Emphasizing “Social Responsibility” Over Sexiness

 /  TV  / 
As the authorities get increasingly nervous about the rise of the “Fan Economy” and the influence of the stars at its center, show creators are having to come up with new ways for light entertainment to meet the heavier demands of the widely-touted “New Era”. Read More

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