What You Need to Know about China’s Underground Anime Fun Culture

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Bilibili might be a lesser-known name for those who are not interested in the ACG (animation, comics, and games around IP such as One Piece and Fate/stay Night) culture or live outside of China, but its impact on the Middle Kingdom is obvious. Read More

The 2-D Culture Influencing China’s 3-D World

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
According to a 2015 report, the fan population in China of Animation, Comics, and Games (ACG) — the artifacts of 2-D culture — has reached 219 million. Considering that this number is greater than two-thirds of the population of the U.S., the market potential for ACG in China is huge. Read More

The Top 10 Male Chinese Actors You Need to Know

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
From Andy Lau ("The Great Wall") to Kris Wu ("Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"), here is a list of 10 Chinese actors you need to know. Read More

How Fans ‘Lock Screenings’ to Support Their Idols

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Suo chang, as it is called in Chinese, literally means to lock a screening. It refers to the practice of buying the minimum possible number of tickets to a single screening to ensure it will not be canceled for low attendance. Read More

How Much Money Has ‘Wolf Warriors 2’ Made and Who Gets It?

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
With the phenomenal popularity of 'Wolf Warriors 2' and the public’s curiosity about its profits piqued, we take a look at its financing structure. Read More

Chinasplaining: Is Hong Kong China?

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
The differences in governance, language, and society between Hong Kong and the rest of China, along with naming conventions, can be confusing. So, is Hong Kong part of China? Read More

What Everybody ‘Knows’ About Insta-Star Jing Tian

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
In the vacuum left by the lack of a reliable independent press, Chinese gossip, with its penchant for detailed embellishment and invasive speculation can make TMZ look like The New York Review of Books. Add the Internet into the mix, and it goes to the next level, a web of conspiratorial, celebrity-denigrating innuendo that is wildly judgmental, sexist, and almost impossible to respond to. Read More

Moving Money Out of China: It’s Tricky

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
The State Administration of Foreign Exchange has demonstrated that it is more than happy to prevent showy, offshore deals, which almost always tends to describe the purchase of or investment in Hollywood properties. Read More

Does Xi Jinping Go To The Movies?

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Obama loved The Godfather, Trump screened Finding Dory his first month in office, and North Korea’s late Kim Jong Il was cinema-obsessed. But what about China’s President? Does Xi Jinping unwind with a bucket of popcorn and a buddy comedy? Read More

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