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The Legacy of the Black Panther Party in China: Q&A with Tyson Amir

“China is trying to figure out who China is…I think they’ll have their own ideas about superiority…

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Friday Song: Chen Li remains unextinguished, inextinguishable

She has been called China’s “first artist of the folk world” (“民谣界第一位”), but it would be somewhat inaccurate to…

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‘Have a Nice Day,’ a Beijing Film Festival selection, is an unsparing portrait of urban China at the margins

The Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), which begins Sunday and ends on April 22, has never been particularly…

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Friday Song: Life is unpredictable and love fades

情歌 (qínggē), “Love Song,” by Malaysian singer Fish Leong 梁靜茹, is a song about lovers and the…

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Q&A with Janet Yang, a Hollywood producer with a keen eye on the Chinese film industry

A prominent Hollywood producer with deep roots in China, Janet Yang has an extensive list of film and TV…

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Lost in Beijing: Forgotten wastelands of China’s capital

Beijing is a shiny metropolis, but below the gleaming skyscrapers and busy thoroughfares are desolate amusement parks…

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Friday Song: Here’s Helen Feng of Nova Heart

Helen Feng, the Queen of Beijing Rock, the “Blondie of China,” has been making waves in the Chinese…

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A Yi’s ambition — and his ruin: One writer’s search for roots in a rootless time

“Their paranoia, their psyches and phobias, are a reflection of reality.”   It was on an ordinary night…

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Friday Song: Spring is here

You might disagree if you live in the northeastern part of the United States, but spring has arrived. The…

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Friday Song: Hanggai — Drinking Song

It’s Friday night, basketball games are on, we’re happy, and we’ve been drinking a little. Perhaps you should as…

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From xiaolongbao to siu mai: A primer on the Chinese dumpling

Illustration by Hannah Bae / @eatdrinkdraw No question about it: Dumplings are a quintessential Chinese dish…

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Friday Song: Jess Meider, guest on Tuesday’s Sinica Live Show

Jess Meider, who has been gracing jazz stages around China for 20 years, will…

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Friday Song: Who owns ‘Bloodstained Glory,’ the dissidents or the patriots?

“Bloodstained Glory” is inconceivable: a song claimed by China’s most zealous patriots and its most ardent dissidents as representing…

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Friday Song: MC Jin — ‘Chinese New Year’

Before Bohan Phoenix, before Higher Brothers or GAI or PG One or any number of Chinese rappers, there…

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Friday Song: Happy New Year, from a lotta good dogs

新年快乐,恭喜发财,万事如意 (xīnnián kuàilè, gōngxǐ fācái, wànshì rúyì) Happy New Year, may you be prosperous in the days to come. All…

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