The Changing Definition of Male Role Models in China

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Unprecedented economic growth alongside the rise of consumerism, urbanization, and globalization have all contributed to the emergence of multiple, often competing, male role models in China. Across both traditional and social media, men and women are now presented with a bewildering array of idealized male “types.” Read More

Why Chinese Sci-Fi Fans Love Homegrown Heroes

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Film and literary protagonists wield ancient philosophy to ward off alien invasions. Read More

China’s Tech Giants are Increasingly Blurring the Boundaries Between Sectors: McKinsey Report

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“Ecosystem” is a word that gets thrown a lot in the tech industry but there is a definition of this buzzword which is actually worth your attention. Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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