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Friday Song: ‘Ivory Boat,’ a love song against the inevitable passage of time

The origin story of Taiwan-based indie folk-rock quintet Fool and Idiot 傻子与白痴 (shǎzi yǔ báichī) echoes many: High school friends…

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The life and work of Dai Tielang, director of ‘Black Cat Detective’

A cat detective. A mouse with one ear. Zany gadgets and surprising violence. Welcome to the mind of animator Dai…

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Wu Guanzhong at 100: Looking back on the life of China’s master painter

Combining techniques from the East and West, “the father of modern Chinese painting” created a style distinctly his own. Pictured: “Twin…

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Friday Song: Champion by Jason Derulo ft. Tia Ray (official FIBA 2019 World Cup song)

China had a rough go at the FIBA World Cup this year, failing to make it out of the first…

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‘Secrets in the Hot Spring’: A horror-comedy more silly than scary

Secrets in the Hot Spring is a wacky, well-intentioned take at the haunted house genre.   Compared to the genre’s heyday in…

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‘American Factory,’ reviewed

Minor quibbles aside, American Factory serves up heaps of humanity and is rich in both pathos and bathos, with moments…

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Mandopop Month: 100 ‘Idol Producer’ hopefuls compete for your attention in ‘Ei Ei’

The Friday Song column this month turns its focus to Mandopop, which technically refers to all Mandarin-language pop music, but these…

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The SupChina Book List

The 100 China books you have to read, ranked     This is the SupChina Book List, 100 books about…

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Mandopop Month: NEX7’s kaleidoscope of moody stares in ‘Wait a Minute’

The Friday Song column this month turns its focus to Mandopop, which technically refers to all Mandarin-language pop music, but these days…

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‘A City of Sadness’: Hou Hsiao-hsien’s historical tragedy remains a masterpiece 30 years later

The first Chinese-language film to ever win the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion award, Hou Hsiao-hsien’s A City of Sadness is the…

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Chinese TV show ‘A Little Reunion’ applauded for depicting workplace sexual harassment

Workplace sexual harassment is widespread in China, with surveys finding that nearly 40 percent of Chinese women have experienced some form…

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Mandopop Month: AKB48 SH’s wide-eyed trip into stardom

The Friday Song column this month turns its focus to Mandopop, which technically refers to all Mandarin-language pop music, but these days…

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Han Han’s racing film ‘Pegasus’ is the best Chinese movie of 2019 (so far)

For his third outing as a director, Han Han returns to his roots as a former race car driver to sculpt…

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Mandopop Month: Rocket Girls 101 celebrates growth with emotional single ‘Wind’

We’re hijacking the Friday Song column this month to focus on Mandopop, which technically refers to all Mandarin-language pop music,…

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Project Gutenberg is a fun, wild ride with a divisive final twist

An award-winning Hong Kong crime thriller from the co-writer of Infernal Affairs and starring Chow Yun-fat and Aaron Kwok. What could go…

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