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

‘Ne Zha’ and the History of a Good Story

 /  Opinion  / 
What two “Ne Zha” adaptations, released 40 years apart, say about the state of Chinese storytelling. Read More

Counting Stars: How Fake Data Distorts the Celebrity Landscape

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

In Depth: China’s Cinema Business Faces a Bad Scene

 /  Opinion  / 
Industry observers said the movie theater industry is likely approaching a period of consolidation as the business faces abundant challenges: a drop in viewership even as cinema chains have continued to add theater screens, insanely high rents that eat into profits, and a government-imposed limit on foreign titles. Read More

Far East Film Festival: A First Taste of Commercial Chinese Cinema

 /  Opinion  / 
At the 21st edition of the festival – which drew to a close on May 4 – there were 10 films from China on show across all programmes, and they revealed much about the state of the commercial film industry there as a whole. Read More

Vlogs May Be Hot in China But Investors Remain Cool

 /  Opinion  / 
Online video platforms and tech giants alike are looking for “the next big thing,” and some see great potential for vlogging in China. However, the capital markets in China are still on the fence, with little or no investment happening to date. Read More

With ‘Endgame,’ Chinese Superfans Renew a Love Affair With Marvel

 /  Opinion  / 
Some watch it for the thrills. Others say it gives them a fresh view on identity and gender. Read More

The Hurdles ‘The Wandering Earth’ Overcame to Become a Smash Hit

 /  Opinion  / 
What obstacles did the film overcome to win its success? Below are some of the hurdles “The Wandering Earth” had to surmount. Read More

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