‘Ne Zha’ and the History of a Good Story

 /  Opinion  / 
What two “Ne Zha” adaptations, released 40 years apart, say about the state of Chinese storytelling. Read More

Bad Romance: Understanding China’s New-Look Traditionalists

 /  Opinion  / 
From swarming unfaithful husbands to rewriting ‘Titanic,’ China’s ‘Three Outlooks Party’ is looking out for the country’s morals. Read More

Why Chinese Filmgoers Don’t Buy Hollywood’s Values Anymore

 /  Opinion  / 
"Until about 10 years ago, in the absence of a well-articulated set of national and cultural values, Hollywood stories and the ethics they promoted were aspirational to many Chinese. But now, we’re tired of them. They strike us as conventional at best, irrelevant at worst." Read More

How Blockbuster War Movies Capture China’s Changing Nationalism

 /  Opinion  / 
Now the country’s highest-grossing film ever, ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ merges Hollywood-style thrills with state-sanctioned patriotism. Read More

How ‘Little Fresh Meats’ Are Winning China Over

 /  News  / 
The phrase “little fresh meat” has been around now for several years and refers to someone who is athletic, young, and handsome. Read More

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