Contemporary Chinese Cinema: The Year So Far

 /  Opinion  / 
This is an unsteady time, as likely to be exhilarating as confounding, as Chinese cinema attempts to both assert itself as what we are repeatedly told will soon be the world’s largest film market while integrating the stars and traditions of the Hong Kong and Taiwanese pop culture industries. Read More

China’s Ode to “One Belt One Road”

 /  Opinion  / 
It’s all part of a broader push to “tell China stories well” — exposing people around the world to aspects of the nation that are absent from foreign media.  Read More

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

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

Why the Curtain Is Falling on Chinese Investment in Hollywood

 /  Opinion  / 
Chinese investors are likely to continue eyeing up overseas motion picture projects — except this time, they’ll have more seasoned perspectives. Read More

From Internet Novel to Screen: Are Adaptations Becoming Hot in China?

 /  Opinion  / 
China Literature has been betting big on selling adaptation rights to novels or comic books published on its platform to filmmakers, TV producers or game developers. Read More

China’s Cultural Revivalists: More Than Just Quirky Throwbacks

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

The Death of Chinese Independent Cinema?

 /  Opinion  / 
Is independent cinema in China dead? Chinese indies have been in a cat-and-mouse game with the authorities since their beginnings in the 1990s. Read More

International Co-production of Chinese Documentary Development

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
In the past few years, China’s growth has attracted global attention and international co-production of Chinese documentaries have increased in the international market. Read More

Hollywood, China, and Big Data

 /  Opinion  / 
China will only become more sophisticated in its collection and use of big data and companies going into China will need to keep pace or else they’ll just be rolling the dice. At least in the film business, the stakes are too high to accept those odds. Read More

Film as Soft Power and Hard Currency: The Sino-Hollywood Courtship

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
The old global hierarchies of developed and developing countries have been destabilized as emerging powers such as China compete with the reigning power, the United States, for global influence, and the European Union struggles to keep it together. Read More