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The most interesting Chinese bands of the 2010s

Pictured above, from left to right: Dawanggang, South Acid Mimi, Chui Wan. (Below image arranged by Derek Zhang.) A challenging…

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The poetic songs of Hiperson

Last month, the five-person rock band Hiperson released its first EP, Four Seasons (春夏秋冬 chūn xià qiūdōng), coming on the back of…

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China and Hollywood: Is the romance over?

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In Lianzhou, China’s edgiest photography festival turns 15

Since the very first edition of the Lianzhou International Photo Festival in 2005, people have been predicting its demise. And…

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Tibet’s most popular song is by a hip-hop duo whose name means ‘youthism’

Tibet is large, it contains multitudes, and so does Tibetan music. Even if we just consider the music of Tibet today,…

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‘The Hidden Kingdoms of China’: Pandas, Tibetan foxes, flower mantises, oh my

The first episode of the nature documentary series The Hidden Kingdoms of China, a collaboration between Bilibili and National Geographic, takes…

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The anger of David Boring, the grief and rage of Hong Kong

The album above, Unnatural Objects and Their Humans, features in Krish Raghav’s list of 70 songs for 70 years of the People’s…

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Till death brings us together: ‘Love Education’ review

Despite historical turmoil and social transformations, women believe in love, search for love, sustain the institutions of love, and pay…

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Guzz’s ‘Walking in a Boundless Dream’ is therapeutic and spellbinding

“Walking in a Boundless Dream” (走不出的梦境 zǒu bù chū de mèngjìng) is the title track off Guzz’s 2019 epic of…

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‘Forgive me for loving freedom’: The enduring Hong Kong rock anthem

For 25 years, the 1993 ballad “Boundless Oceans, Vast Skies” from the Hong Kong band BEYOND has soared above protests,…

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Inside China’s staggeringly profitable influencer economy

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No Party for Cao Dong’s title song for ‘Devotion,’ like the game itself, deserved better

Devotion, the video game, is a first-person horror title by the Taiwanese developer Red Candle that was on its way…

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‘Mr. Vampire’: The definitive jiangshi movie

To wrap up our series on Chinese horror, we turn to the jiangshi, that most quintessential of Chinese monsters. Part-vampire,…

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Friday Song: Hang on the Box took Beijing punk international

The songs above feature in Krish Raghav’s list of 70 songs for 70 years of the People’s Republic of China. The…

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‘Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind’: Hong Kong as alienated urban hell

Known as the “Steven Spielberg of Asia,” Tsui Hark began his career directing horror movies, and Dangerous Encounters of the First…

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