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5 questions about Disney’s ‘Mulan’ trailer

Last weekend, Disney unveiled the first trailer for its much-anticipated live-action Mulan, which is set for a release later…

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1973: When kung fu ruled the American box office

In 1973, American movie-goers could not get enough of Hong Kong cinema, with the top three spots…

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‘Broken Wings’: Jia Pingwa’s controversial novel explores human trafficking and rural China

Locked up in the cave, the only thing connecting me to the outside world was that one…

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Friday Song: Ty. doesn’t want to go to America, so he wrote a rap called ‘America’

Ever been to America, America? There’s no doubt that the Higher Brothers are the most internationally successful rap act to…

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‘The Crossing’: A crime-tinged teen drama that explores the Hong Kong-mainland China divide

The Crossing, director Bai Xue’s impressive film debut, is a stirring coming-of-age story set against the backdrop…

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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…

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Friday Song: Vava’s cover of Honey Cocaine’s ‘Shady Wit Me’

Vava, one of China’s most popular female hip-hop artists, got her international break in 2018 with “My New Swag,”…

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Remembering animator Hu Jinqing, father of the Calabash Brothers

Hu Jinqing, who passed away in Shanghai last month, was a legendary Chinese animator whose works include…

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2019 summer movie censorship preview: What you won’t see in Chinese theaters

Summer is approaching, and that means a plethora of potential blockbusters are lining up to hit the big screen…

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Friday Song: Vinida takes the lead among China’s underground rappers

There’s something convincing about the way Vinida turns her parasol and raps “I’m the future you long for.” Her…

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Friday Song: ‘Song of Joy,’ a Jiangnan sizhu classic

Jiangnan sizhu — 江南丝竹 (jiāngnán sīzhú), literally meaning “Jiangnan,” an area south of the Yangtze River, and “silk and…

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‘The New King of Comedy’: A remake that shouldn’t have been made

A remake of a 1999 Stephen Chow classic, The New King of Comedy has hijinks galore and even some…

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Friday Song: ’99 Bends in the Yellow River’ and an elegy for Chinese civilization

“Do you know how many bends are on the Yellow River?” belts the singer above, in Shaanxi dialect, to…

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1990 documentary ‘Sunless Days’ is a rare snapshot of the post-June 4 Chinese community

A somewhat experimental piece from Hong Kong director Shu Kei, as free-wheeling as it is far-flung, Sunless Days…

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My science has no nationality

For Chinese scientists who immigrated to the U.S., where do their hearts and bodies belong?…

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