Anthony Bourdain’s China Lessons Revisited

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"The one thing I know for sure about China is, I will never know China. It’s too big, too old, too diverse, too deep. There’s simply not enough time." -Anthony Bourdain Read More

Meet China’s Latest Unlikely Gay Icon

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Tanned, curvy, glamorous, and “old” by idol standards at 25, the Shanghainese talent show contestant has taken China’s social media by storm. In particular, Wang has secured a firm fan base of gay men and feminists through her stint on “Produce 101.” Read More

Everything’s a Joke for China’s Goddess of Gags

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At a white-walled photo studio, China’s queen of stand-up comedy is struggling to keep a straight face. With eyelids coated in glitter and hair styled into waves, Wang Siwen looks every bit like she belongs on the glossy pages of fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar China. Read More

Chinese TV Can’t Air Eurovision After Cutting Gay-Themed Act

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LGBTI-related content in China’s media has decreased in recent years, experts say. Read More

The Popular TV Shows Taking Chinese Soft Power Abroad

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Overseas episodes of much-loved programs are increasingly aligning with the national government’s development goals. Read More

Is ‘Beijing Women’s Manual’ Realistic About Sexism and the City?

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Critics say Chinese TV remake depicts its heroine as master of none and mistress of all. Read More

In China, Peppa Pig Is a Street Couture Icon

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Chinese audiences have loved Peppa Pig, a British cartoon character with a face shaped like a hair dryer, since the animated series first screened in the country in late 2015. But it’s not just children who are swooning over the swine. Read More

China’s Museums Are Twisting the Truth to Chase TV Ratings

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The surging popularity of the country’s history shows is making accuracy a thing of the past. Read More

‘The Return of the Pearl Princess’ Returns to Hunan TV, Again

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Hunan TV’s screening of 20-year-old series rekindles memories just in time for the holidays. Read More

China’s Hip-Hop Haters Turn Their Ire to ‘Hanmai’

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Hip-hop has recently found itself in the firing line of Chinese authorities. But now even "hanmai" — a style of emceeing popular in northeastern China — has come into the crosshairs of the country’s culture wars. Read More