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The 12 most noteworthy Years of the Dog in Chinese history

In Chinese myth, the dog came second to last in the race to determine the order of the zodiac…

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Friday Song: Despacito 缓缓, the official Mandarin version

Despacito, Luis Fonsi’s global hit that took last summer by storm and has been remixed and covered by…

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Friday Song: G.E.M. — Bubbles

Bubbles under sunlight, they are colorful Just as a deluded me, I am happy Bubbles (泡沫 pàomò), by…

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Friday Song: Old-school Beijing rap that spits straight truth

Beijing is building The people are changing Who is responsible for all of this? Going mainstream is, sadly,…

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Friday Song: Cannot Not Love

We’re going with a love song this week, in which Taiwanese American Wilbur Pan 潘瑋柏 (Pān Wěibǎi) and Zhang Xianzi 张弦子…

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Friday Song: In ‘A.I. Love,’ Wang Leehom wants us to ‘ethics, attain ethics’

In 1995, Wang Leehom 王力宏 emerged as a writer of exquisite love songs. Along his path to becoming a…

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Friday Song: Taiwanese drummer S.white kills rendition of ‘Stranger in the North’

Stranger in the North — which has been viewed 102 million times on YouTube — is a collaboration…

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Friday Song: Happy New Year!

Okay, we’re cheating a little — this song is actually for wishing people a happy Chinese new year. But if…

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Friday Song: ‘The Sea, My Hometown’ — a song of home, a song of loss

From its very debut in 1982, “The Sea, My Hometown” (大海啊故乡) felt like a lament, spun with the last…

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Friday Song: Bohan Phoenix is the rapper we need

妈妈说你是不是不要脸  身上都是纹身所有人都看得见  我说妈妈等你儿子赚了钱  看你在不在乎这么一点点 — Bohan Phoenix, from “Product” (一模一样 yīmúyīyàng) Bohan Phoenix is a product of his environment, as…

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Tango Gao finds art and humor in the mundane

I meet the comic illustrator known as Tango — real name Gao Youjun 高幼军 — in a studio in…

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Friday Song: 游击队之歌, a ‘red song’ that champions bipartisanship

When I was nine, my father went to China, returning to the country of his birth for the first…

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Friday Song: BEJ48, the spin-off girl idol super band

Most nights at a theater inside the Chaoyang U-Town Shopping Center in Beijing, a group of young women will…

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Friday Song: Bang your head with Overload

At the dawn of the 1990s, a record producer from Taipei named Landy Chang — Zhang Peiren 张培仁 —…

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Miss Universe, China

This story first appeared in Danwei on August 28, 2011, and is republished here, with slight edits, with permission….

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