Lan Lin, Author at SupChina
Lan Lin

Lan comes from Foshan, a small southern city in China. She went to University of California, Irvine and is currently studying at NYU's grad school.

Release delay of war epic ‘The Eight Hundred’ — a new era of Chinese movie censorship?

It has been an exceptionally chaotic month for Chinese movies. After the last-minute withdrawal from its international debut at the…

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China’s firefighting agency slams a random internet user for criticizing its job

The national firefighting department under China’s Ministry of Emergency Management has gone off on a Weibo user with only 114…

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Young crosstalk artist sparks outrage for insensitive jokes about the Wenchuan earthquake

Zhāng Yúnléi 张云雷, a rising performer from China’s most distinguished crosstalk group, Déyúnshè 德云社, recently sparked public outrage after a…

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Friday Song: ‘Beneath the Cherry Blossom Tree’ — the first love that never blooms

Spring is slowly impressing its touch into the earth. As a native Cantonese, I have a springtime ritual — listening…

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Shuttlecock — a Chinese national sport!

If you have been to a local Chinese neighborhood, either in the U.S. or in China, you’ve…

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The Tibetan art that can shine for centuries

A tangka (唐卡táng kǎ) is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist painting. Made…

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Magical cotton candy turns into flowers and a duck

Cotton candy is a worldwide favorite, including in China. Although the country has its national sweets, like…

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Long-mouth teapot handled by a folk artist

China is a nation that drinks tea more than water. From oolong to pu’er, dragonwell to chrysanthemum, the teas…

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Take your after-dinner exercise to the next level

Going for a walk after dinner is a habit that many Chinese practice to stay healthy. Some…

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These boys are having fun parodying ‘Tom and Jerry’

For most Chinese millennials, Tom and Jerry is their most-watched American cartoon. The…

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Hop on! Freeline skating is the new street sport

Skateboarding is a popular street sport among Chinese youngsters. It’s no surprise to see college kids traveling…

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Recap of the opening of Beijing’s 2019 National People’s Congress

On March 5, the Chinese National People’s Congress held the opening of the Two Sessions annual political…

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The boy who shoots an arrow with his feet

Chinese athletes have excelled in different sports, including acrobatics. Check out this boy from Liaoning Province, who…

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Adorable British shorthair kitty wears traditional Chinese attire!

Shanpang (山胖 shānpàng) is a 10-month-old British shorthair from Chongqing, China. Recently, the cat has captured thousands…

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The secret behind one Chinese hotpot base

When it comes to Chinese food, you have to try hotpot (火锅 huŏguō) — the dish that…

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