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Friday Song: Here’s Helen Feng of Nova Heart

Helen Feng, the Queen of Beijing Rock, the “Blondie of China,” has been making waves in the Chinese…

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A Yi’s ambition — and his ruin: One writer’s search for roots in a rootless time

“Their paranoia, their psyches and phobias, are a reflection of reality.”   It was on an ordinary night…

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Friday Song: Spring is here

You might disagree if you live in the northeastern part of the United States, but spring has arrived. The…

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Friday Song: Hanggai — Drinking Song

It’s Friday night, basketball games are on, we’re happy, and we’ve been drinking a little. Perhaps you should as…

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From xiaolongbao to siu mai: A primer on the Chinese dumpling

Illustration by Hannah Bae / @eatdrinkdraw No question about it: Dumplings are a quintessential Chinese dish…

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Friday Song: Jess Meider, guest on Tuesday’s Sinica Live Show

Jess Meider, who has been gracing jazz stages around China for 20 years, will…

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Friday Song: Who owns ‘Bloodstained Glory,’ the dissidents or the patriots?

“Bloodstained Glory” is inconceivable: a song claimed by China’s most zealous patriots and its most ardent dissidents as representing…

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Friday Song: MC Jin — ‘Chinese New Year’

Before Bohan Phoenix, before Higher Brothers or GAI or PG One or any number of Chinese rappers, there…

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Friday Song: Happy New Year, from a lotta good dogs

新年快乐,恭喜发财,万事如意 (xīnnián kuàilè, gōngxǐ fācái, wànshì rúyì) Happy New Year, may you be prosperous in the days to come. All…

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The 12 most noteworthy Years of the Dog in Chinese history

In Chinese myth, the dog came second to last in the race to determine the order of the zodiac…

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Friday Song: Despacito 缓缓, the official Mandarin version

Despacito, Luis Fonsi’s global hit that took last summer by storm and has been remixed and covered by…

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Friday Song: G.E.M. — Bubbles

Bubbles under sunlight, they are colorful Just as a deluded me, I am happy Bubbles (泡沫 pàomò), by…

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Friday Song: Old-school Beijing rap that spits straight truth

Beijing is building The people are changing Who is responsible for all of this? Going mainstream is, sadly,…

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Friday Song: Cannot Not Love

We’re going with a love song this week, in which Taiwanese American Wilbur Pan 潘瑋柏 (Pān Wěibǎi) and Zhang Xianzi 张弦子…

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Friday Song: In ‘A.I. Love,’ Wang Leehom wants us to ‘ethics, attain ethics’

In 1995, Wang Leehom 王力宏 emerged as a writer of exquisite love songs. Along his path to becoming a…

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