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Friday Song: Beijing OG Nasty Ray

Today’s Friday Song comes to you from Beijing OG Nasty Ray, well known in hip-hop circles in China. In…

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Micro-influencers from China are buying their way onto the Cannes 2019 red carpet

This year’s Cannes, one of the “Big Three” film festivals alongside Berlin and Venice, is in full swing. High-profile…

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China’s greatest propaganda film: Zhou Enlai’s historical musical ‘The East is Red’

The story behind the Chinese Communist Party’s best propaganda musical.  

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Q&A: Ann Hu on being a Chinese-born filmmaker and foreign film distribution in China

Ann Hu is a Chinese-born writer, producer, and director who is known for her work on films such as…

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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 —…

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‘Iron Moon’: A beautiful portrait of China’s working-class poets

Is there room for poetry in contemporary society? Iron Moon, an award-winning documentary that splices together the working-class life…

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An American’s China dream: Brian Linden and Yunnan tourism

Brian Linden isn’t trying to “save” the Chinese tourism industry, which suffers from top-down planning and dubious…

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‘Trump on Show,’ reviewed: Cantonese Opera meets Donald Trump (and Mao, Kim Jong Un, Ivanka, etc.)

Li Kui-ming’s Trump on Show is, like its title character, over the top, sensationalist, and unpredictable. But…

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China’s generational divide and the struggles of building a queer family

Director Hao Wu ventures into the personal documentary genre in All in My Family, available on Netflix.  

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Guo Lusheng and underground poetry during the Cultural Revolution

Today is the final day of Poetry Month, celebrated every April. We commemorated it with a series of…

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Friday Song: ‘Second Farewell to Cambridge,’ Xu Zhimo’s poem that inspired multiple songs

April marks National Poetry Month, and we’re running a series of articles to celebrate it. “Second Farewell to Cambridge” (再别康桥…

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An introduction to Chinese poetry in translation: Five anthologies

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both…

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Protesting in the name of science: The legacy of China’s May Fourth Movement

A hundred years after the rally for “Mr. Science” and “Mr. Democracy,” can the pursuit of…

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Graveside poetry: Xiao Hong, Dai Wangshu, and the dead among us

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past…

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Zheng Xiaoqiong, the migrant poet

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past…

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