Why China Shouldn’t Exorcise Its Ghost Stories

 /  Opinion  / 
China’s classical ghost stories teach us that not all hauntings are to be feared. Read More

New York Film Festival Features A Strong Lineup from Asia

 /  Opinion  / 
With one of the strongest lineups in years, this edition of the New York Film Festival featured over a dozen titles, new and old, from Asia. Several will be receiving theatrical releases in the coming months, but the opportunity to view them together gave a better idea of some of the range and depth of the fastest-growing movie market in the world. Read More

Can ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Surprising Release in China Spark a New Round of Luxury Fever?

 /  Opinion  / 
How should luxury brands interpret the surprising release of Crazy Rich Asians in China? Read More

Why Chinese Audiences May Not Go Crazy for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

 /  Opinion  / 
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a hit, but its portrayal of Chinese culture may not resonate with audiences from the Chinese mainland. Read More

Why It’s Silly For Chinese to Worry About ‘Sissy’ Young Men

 /  Celebrity  / 
The real crisis of masculinity isn’t “sissy pants” — it’s a generation of men anxious and insecure about their declining social status. Read More

Digital Platforms Allow Adult Animation To Shine In China

 /  Animations  / 
It is notable how much of the emerging content is using animation to tell stories with adult themes. It’s a new development in a country where until now, animation has been firmly seen as a children’s medium. Read More

What Reality Show 101 Tells Us About Contemporary Femininity in China

 /  Opinion  / 
In contemporary China, sassy idols like singer Wang Ju – also referred to as “the Chinese Beyonce” – are garnering attention for embodying the rise of female empowerment. Read More

How China’s Celebrity Pay Crackdown May Change the Brand-Celebrity Relationship

 /  Opinion  / 
Based on regulations that have been announced so far, Chinese celebrities will see an immense reduction in their entertainment industry paychecks. Experts believe the government’s attempt to regulate celebrity incomes is likely to change the luxury landscape. Read More

The Pingyao International Film Festival: Dawn of New Era for Chinese Independent Cinema?

 /  Opinion  / 
PYIFF is the first privately run Chinese film festival approved by the authorities. The festival is organized “by a company that operates in a marketed-based manner, which is a relatively new model. Read More

Empty Theaters and False Hopes: The Reality of VR Film

 /  Opinion  / 
VR film buffs are still trying to crack the code of blockbuster flicks, even now that the hype and cash have left. Read More