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Friday Song: 歌声与微笑 — when a children’s song could unite a country

Welcome to Friday Song, a new feature in which we spotlight a different Chinese song every week across…

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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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‘The Taste of Rice Flower’ and other notable Chinese movies from the Pingyao International Film Festival

Starting from the opening ceremony of the Pingyao International Film Festival (PYIFF) two weeks ago and through to…

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‘Sundance of China’ opens with pomp and celebrity, but not much spirit

PINGYAO — The small Shanxi provincial city of Pingyao 平遥 was built as a defensive buttress, and…

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Guggenheim’s controversial China exhibition revels at the intersection of art and politics

Between 1989 and 2008, China saw miraculous economic growth, significant political change, and heavy-handed reactions against free speech…

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10 can’t-miss artworks at the Guggenheim’s ‘Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World’

“Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,” on right now at the Solomon R. Guggenheim…

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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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Why Chinese viewers are hate-watching ‘The First Half of My Life,’ the country’s hottest TV drama

The principal characters of The First Half of My Life:   Luo Zijun 罗子君

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Ode to Joy: A breath of fresh air on Chinese TV that turned toxic

Meet the characters of China’s hit show, Ode to Joy:   Andi 安迪 A…

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Why is Nanjing demolishing its last historic neighborhood?

Nanjing, China —…

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Women and China: The SupChina Forum

Women and China:…

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Accomplishing what they could not at home: The bond between American and Chinese women

On a clear morning in May 1865, Adele Fielde landed in the British colony of Hong Kong after…

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The naked poetry of Ren Hang

There was an…

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