The Rise of a Chinese Rural Poet on Video Platform Kuaishou

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Han Shimei has lived an isolated life full of disappointment, but has found new purpose writing poetry on a video-sharing app. Read More

Chinese New Year Gala Targets a Familiar Group: Unmarried Millennials

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China’s annual TV extravaganza won plaudits for its tribute to the people of Wuhan, but also provoked pushback with tired gags about young singles. Read More

Premiering in Your Inbox: China’s New Indie Doc Sensation

 /  Film Review  / 
It’s not your typical viral hit. Self-directed, self-funded, and shot mostly on a simple camcorder, the film follows the lives of coal workers in rural Hunan, a central Chinese province. Read More

The R3 February List: The Rise of the Chinese Celebrities Fighting COVID-19

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Despite some initial controversy, the top-ranked celebrity Han Hong built a positive public image with her charity foundation by acting quickly in response to COVID-19. Read More

New Series Spotlights Behind-the-Scenes Heroes of Chinese Film

 /  People  / 
“Tales of Chinese Filmmakers” brings camera operators, sound designers, voice actors, and other unsung film crew members to center stage. Read More

CFI Q&A: Filmmaker Emily Ting on “Go Back to China”

 /  People  / 
The boldly titled “Go Back to China,” which opened in theaters on March 6, is the second feature by writer and director Emily Ting. The comedic story, about a spoiled Los Angeles party girl who is forced back to Shenzhen to work at her father’s toy factory after he cuts off her funds, was inspired Read More

Esther Eng: the Early LGBTQ+ Icon, Hollywood’s First Chinese Female Filmmaker

 /  People  / 
She is remembered as America’s first Chinese female film writer, director and producer, a successful entrepreneur and open lesbian – why haven’t we heard about her until now? Read More

4 of Gong Li’s most memorable movies – from ‘Farewell My Concubine’ to ‘Mulan’

 /  People  / 
As the renowned Chinese beauty celebrates her 55th birthday on New Year’s Eve, we look back at Gong Li’s most memorable roles – from Disney’s live-action Mulan remake to celebrated Asian cinema classics. Read More

R3 Nov: Would Actress Yang Zi’s Onscreen Popularity Translates to Commercial Success?

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Yang has differentiated herself from other popular actresses like Yang Mi, Angelababy, whose commercial success in fashion overshadowed their acting career. Read More

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