China’s Ethnic Minority Language Film

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Ethnic voices and soundscapes summons Chinese society into a position of listening and figuring out their meaning. Such voices may not be easily comprehended by the Han majority, but they cannot be ignored. Read More

Free Time in Smaller Cities behind Rapid Growth in China’s Entertainment Market

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These young souls are not as tempted by the urban glamor as many would expect, and part of it might be because the country’s tech giants have kept them well entertained and contented. Read More

How Jack Ma’s Tin-Eared Fans Reveal China’s Obsession With Celebrity Culture

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Online reaction to the e-commerce mogul’s pop duet proves that we love nothing more than to fawn over the wealthy. Read More

China’s Cultural Revivalists: More Than Just Quirky Throwbacks

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Robe-wearing, zither-playing ‘fugu’ fans revel in their own eccentricity, but they are also making a deeper political point. Read More

Kung Fu Star Jet Li Talks about The Film He Just Made with Alibaba’s Jack Ma

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The iconic actor hopes to light up future Games with an innovative take on traditional martial arts. Read More

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