Ayawawa, Wang Ju, and China’s Confusing Female Role Models

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Complex and contradictory images of women allow a hyper-conservative relationship guru to exist alongside an empowered, independent pop singer. Read More

Reality-show Idols Are the New Darlings of Luxury Brands in China

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Chinese variety shows "Idol Producer" and "Producer 101" have quickly garnered a massive social media following of the contestants. Seeing the phenomenal reach of the shows as well as the quick and free traffic associated with these contestants, luxury brands have initiated collaborations. 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