“Zhang Yimou: Globalization and the Subject of Culture” Review

 /  Book Review  / 
Larson’s welcome book reminds us that although the field of Chinese cinema studies has grown and diversified, it is perhaps in the realm of popular film that the most work remains to be done. Zhang Yimou: Globalization and the Subject of Culture takes a huge step down that road. Read More

Book Review: Hollywood Made in China

 /  Book Review  / 
Hollywood Made in China is an elegant account of Hollywood’s evolving engagements in China’s commercial film environment. Read More

Most Read Stories of 2017 on China Film Insider

 /  News  / 
As the new year approaches, take a look back with us at the most read stories of 2017 on China Film Insider. Read More

What Does the Chinese Film Industry Get From Hollywood?

 /  Opinion  / 
Last week Zhang Yimou published an opinion piece in The New York Times titled “What Hollywood Looks Like From China.” What should we make of it? 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

Headlines from China: The New Year Holiday Season is Not about Domestic Comedies Anymore 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
The two months between late November and late January are considered one of the most important holiday seasons for China box office. Read More

10 Highest Paid Chinese Film Stars Are All Men

 /  News  / 
It’s no surprise that Jackie Chan tops the list this year and earns an average of 80 million yuan per film. What is surprising, however, is that the first woman enters the list at number 14. Read More

10 Most Powerful Filmmakers Scoring at the Chinese Box Office

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Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Chow tops rankings in a survey of film industry news critics on WeChat. Read More

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

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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

Why Monkey King Eddie Peng is One of Asia’s Most Prolific Performers

 /  People  / 
Whenever Eddie Peng was asked about his motivation to take on new characters and challenges, he would often respond with “why not?” Read More