To Community and Beyond: Chinese Sci-Fi’s Next Giant Leap

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By shining a light on works from a wide range of innovative and thoughtful authors — from ice giants like Liu Cixin to fiery comets like Hao Jingfang — the influential magazine Science Fiction World has played a crucial role in Chinese sci-fi’s rise to acclaim. Read More

Vlogs, Once Ignored in China, Are Suddenly in Vogue

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Tech companies hungry for the newest hype turn to a tested format. Read More

Costume Dramas (Almost) Banned on the Chinese Internet

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

How TikTok’s Cross-Dressing Stars Turn Femininity Into a Joke

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While the platform’s vloggers may appear to share intimate details of their lives to connect with fans and build an audience, it’d be more accurate to say that TikTok is a manufacturer of social sentiments. Read More

How Chinese Youth Are Finding Depth in the Two-Dimensional World

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Young Chinese may be dazzled by the color and lines of Japanese-influenced manga, anime, and games, but it’s the three-dimensional relationships that draw them in. Read More

Forgotten Planets: Exploring China’s Long-Running Sci-Fi Film Tradition

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Here's a look at the rich history of Kehuan cinema, currently being eclipsed by the hype around “The Wandering Earth.” Read More

Why On-Screen Portrayals of China’s Middle Class Fall Flat

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After decades spent producing mindless, middling fare glorifying middle-class values, it’s time for China's film industry to take a more critical look. Read More

Why Was Korean Drama ‘Sky Castle’ Such a Big Hit in China?

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The drama explores the challenges facing anxious parents in Korea as they struggle to get their kids into top universities – many of which are familiar to parents in China. Read More

China’s State Media Investigates Fake Followers of Celebrities

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A newest investigative report by China’s central television exposed a rather surprising behind-the-scenes look into the country’s grey industry of follower buying. Read More

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