How Li Ziqi Repackages Rural China For Urban Fantasies

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Conversations about the social media star tend to focus on her international popularity, but what do her Chinese fans see in her? Read More

China’s Filmmakers Fine-Tune Patriotism for a New Generation

 /  Opinion  / 
So-called main melody films are harmonizing the Communist Party’s political values with Hollywood production values. Read More

China Streaming or China Dreaming? The Outlook for Foreign VOD

 /  Opinion  / 
Things have changed a bit since we last touched on streaming trends, so let’s look at the outlook for 2020. Read More

Will China’s Animation Soon Beat the US and Japan In the Global Market?

 /  Animations  / 
Animated film 'Ne Zha' broke domestic box office records and earned US$700 million, but can Chinese animation studios beat current leaders US and Japan in the global market? Read More

LACFF Is an Energetic Showcase for the Future of Chinese Filmmaking

 /  Opinion  / 
Enlivened by students and emerging filmmakers, the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival taps into an appetite for China-Hollywood exchange outside of major co-productions. Read More

How ’90s Kids Are Redrawing the Boundaries of Chinese Animation

 /  Animations  / 
China’s millennials are all grown up. The country’s animation industry is finally starting. Read More

Toronto Festival Shows New Generation of Chinese Directors Is Coming of Age

 /  Opinion  / 
The 12 Chinese movies at September’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) succeeded in making an impact despite lacking the marketing fanfare of their Hollywood counterparts. Among the dozen films, three particularly stood out thanks to their gripping storylines, brilliant acting, and superb cinematography. Read More

Why Are Nationalistic Themes Translating Into Box Office Success in China?

 /  Opinion  / 
Three films released for the PRC's 70th anniversary come with social and political imperatives sometimes at odds with the characteristics of successful commercial film. Read More

An ‘American Factory’ in the Era of Global Capitalism

 /  Opinion  / 
What a new documentary can — and can’t — tell us about the challenges faced by the workers of the world. Read More