Ask China Anything: A peek inside China’s ACG culture

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For a lot of ACG fans, however, ChinaJoy represents one of the few reasons to leave the house this summer. Read More

Counting Stars: How Fake Data Distorts the Celebrity Landscape

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Young Chinese are overestimating the importance of social media traffic to stardom — and underestimating talent. Read More

‘Unmasked’ Livestreamer Says Filter Snafu All Part of Her Plan

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A host whose cartoon filter disappeared mid-stream to reveal a middle-aged face has gained hundreds of thousands of new followers from what she describes as a savvy marketing stunt. Read More

Born Again: China’s Girl Groups and the Life Cycle of a Stardom

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China’s idol industry went from boom to bust in the blink of an eye. Now some girls are fighting their way back to the top. Read More

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

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

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

INDUSTRY EVENTS

October 11 - October 26

October 24 @ 8:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm

November 6 - November 13

November 7 - November 24

January 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm