Culture

The great romantic of 20th-century Chinese poetry, Xu Zhimo

This past spring, I traveled to rural Zhejiang Province to participate in a poetry event. At one of the…

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Historian gripes about access and quality of archives in China

Shen Zhihua 沈志华 is a famous Chinese historian who specializes in the history of the Soviet Union,…

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When words kill: ‘Big-character posters’ are testament to tenacity and suffering in one of China’s darkest periods

In China in Ten Words, translated into English by Allan H. Barr, author Yu Hua gives a trenchant description…

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U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith on Chinese poetry, language, and the allure of China

BEIJING – Tracy K. Smith, who began her post as the 22nd poet laureate of the…

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The SupChina Chengdu Diretory

The laid-back city of Chengdu is a major draw for tourism in China’s southwest, largely for three reasons:…

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China’s four great novels

Chinese literature has a long, rich history, but the four novels considered to be the greatest of the…

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The biggest TV show in the world

Over the years, China’s Spring Festival Gala, known as Chunwan (春晚 chūnwǎn), has evolved to become more than an…

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The Year of the Rooster

At midnight of January 27, 2017, the Year of the Monkey ends and the Year of the Rooster…

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The SupChina Hangzhou Directory

The prosperous city of Hangzhou (杭州 Hángzhōu) has been a center of commerce since ancient times, and it…

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