The Village-Grown Dialect Film Festival

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
China’s first and only film festival dedicated to dialects has already celebrated its third birthday. Read More

A History of China’s TV Matchmaking

 /  Headlines From China  / 
From flashy hosts to fake romance, the evolving format of China’s televised dating shows reflect changing attitudes toward dating and marriage. Read More

The Three-Book Problem: Why Chinese Sci-Fi Still Struggles

 /  Opinion  / 
Liu Cixin’s epic trilogy was expected to take Chinese science fiction into a new era, but the genre is still far from its lofty ambitions. Read More

The Black Comedy About Cancer That Could Change China

 /  News  / 
‘Dying to Survive’ reflects on the real struggles of Chinese patients in accessing affordable medication. The film has already found critical acclaim through preview screenings. Read More

A Brief History of China’s Tomboy Heartthrobs

 /  Celebrity  / 
‘Produce 101’ contestant Sunnee is only the most recent in a long line of androgynous pop idols. Read More

The Big Screen Dreams of China’s Internet Movie Stars

 /  News  / 
Four years ago, Peng Yusi was a nondescript Beijing drifter who waited tables and sold gloves under a foot bridge to get by. Now he’s a star. Read More

Chinese Fantasy Show Accused of Stealing Harry Potter’s Magic

 /  TV  / 
Harry Potter fought off Dementors, won Ginny Weasley’s heart, and vanquished Voldemort, but he’s now got a new challenge on the horizon: A Chinese drama that appears to have snitched a storyline directly from the series. Read More

The Underground Artists Giving China Comic Relief

 /  Animations  / 
From instant noodle monsters to sad seals, China’s indie artists are using their imagination to represent real life. Read More

Meet China’s Latest Unlikely Gay Icon

 /  Celebrity  / 
Tanned, curvy, glamorous, and “old” by idol standards at 25, the Shanghainese talent show contestant has taken China’s social media by storm. In particular, Wang has secured a firm fan base of gay men and feminists through her stint on “Produce 101.” Read More

Avengers Fans Assemble, Demand Apology From Marvel China

 /  News  / 
Furious fans are waging a social media war against the Marvel China promotion team for what they described as an unprofessional, embarrassing, and shambolic event on Thursday. Read More

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