China Targets ‘Chaotic’ Online Fan Groups to Tame Teen Culture

 /  News  / 
Authorities say hate and abuse on social media may be negatively impacting young people. Read More

The Numbers That Explain the Success of a TV Show About School

 /  News  / 
In “A Love for Dilemma,” children’s lives are just as stressful as those of China’s primary schoolers. Read More

Months After Surrogacy Scandal, Actor Investigated for Contract Fraud

 /  Celebrity  / 
Days earlier, Zheng Shuang’s ex-husband alleged that she had received 160 million yuan for her latest TV project, even though her contract stipulated less than a third of this amount. Read More

The Divine Legacy of a Dutch Taoist

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Kristofer Schipper’s decision to approach Taoism as a living, breathing religion was revolutionary. Read More

China Wants to Mitigate Male ‘Feminization’ With More Gym Class

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Education authorities ruffled feathers Thursday by endorsing the idea that the country is suffering from a “masculinity crisis.” Read More

How Emperor Qin Shi Huang Got His New Clothes

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Since the 1980s, China’s harsh first emperor has become a popular subject for sensitive, revisionist portrayals in TV and film. Read More

Here Are the Top Reads From China’s $5 Billion Online Literature Market

 /  Online Literature  / 
From romances and period dramas to coming-of-age tales and martial arts epics, here are the stories that hooked China’s e-bookworms in 2020. Read More

An Actor’s Rumored Surrogacy Is a Massive Scandal in China

 /  Celebrity  / 
Surrogacy is both illegal in the country and widely viewed as exploitative of women. Read More

Ho-Ho-Ho or No? China’s Fashionistas Defend Christmas ‘Hanfu’

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
The ancient outfit has seen a resurgence in recent years, with massive demand prompting some manufacturers to experiment with modern mashups. Read More

All Work, More Play: Why Young Chinese Are Embracing Tabletop Games

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If games like Werewolf are this generation’s mahjong, it’s only fitting that they also symbolize the blurring lines between work and leisure. Read More


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