Can C-Dramas Find an Audience in Africa?

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Audiences on the continent have more ways to explore Chinese dramas than ever before. Read More

Reenacting Her Mother’s Final Days, a Director Found Solace

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Li Dongmei turned her childhood trauma into the award-winning movie “Mama.” One fall night in 1992, Li Dongmei’s mother died after giving birth to her fifth daughter. When 12-year-old Li came home from school, she saw her mother lying still on the mat in the main room, her body, hands, and nails covered with blood. Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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