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During coronavirus, China’s music industry finds creative ways to keep going

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in China has resulted in the cessation of a number of cultural activities…

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‘The Wild Goose Lake’: A grimy, neon-drenched noir from Wuhan

Set in Wuhan — a gritty, weird, flashing city that’s unlike the Wuhan you see in headlines today — The Wild…

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Love, captured: China’s billion-dollar pre-wedding photo industry

China Love, a documentary released last year by Australian filmmaker Olivia Martin-McGuire, takes a close look at China’s pre-wedding photo…

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The disappearance of Perhat Tursun, one of the Uyghur world’s greatest authors

Perhat Tursun is the preeminent modernist Uyghur author, a self-proclaimed Kafka character whose novels are among the most influential in Uyghur society.…

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The making of an icon: Sanmao’s ‘Stories of the Sahara’

Confessional prose, a wanderlust travel persona, and personal tragedy have helped sustain Sanmao’s enduring legacy. Photo credit: El Pais Since…

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How a post-war celebration song became a Chinese New Year classic

If you happen to be in China during Chinese New Year, you’re sure to hear the song “Congratulations” (恭喜恭喜 gōng…

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‘So Long, My Son’ — A heartfelt examination of grief, stasis, and mass modernization

A beautiful, heart-aching film that will live alongside China’s classics for years to come.   The titular likeness that So…

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How to celebrate Lunar New Year in China — with food, shopping, and family

Lunar New Year is China’s most important and biggest festival, lasting 16 days, from New Year’s Eve (除夕 chú xī)…

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‘Send Me to the Clouds’: A woman’s desire to desire

“Feminism” and “women’s cinema” remain misunderstood and stigmatized terms in modern China, which brings us to the film Send Me…

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‘Hand in Hand’ is bringing children’s music to China (and adults also love it)

“Children’s music” doesn’t have to be simply nursery rhymes or folk songs. As our correspondent Rebecca Kanthor and her husband…

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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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