Rat Tales: How Cuddly Cartoons Took Over the Year of the Rat

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Changing material conditions — and a Disney-assisted cartoon rebrand — have turned rodents from reviled pests into fun, marketable icons. Read More

How Li Ziqi Repackages Rural China For Urban Fantasies

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Conversations about the social media star tend to focus on her international popularity, but what do her Chinese fans see in her? Read More

How Peppa and China’s ‘Little Miss Piggys’ Are Redefining Cool

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In honor of the Year of the Pig, a look back at how these pudgy farm animals became avatars of urban Chinese life. Read More


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