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Friday Song: “Wishing We Would Last Forever” and Su Shi

In celebration of National Poetry Month, today’s song has its roots in a Chinese classical poem from the…

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‘Poet on a Business Trip’: An offbeat odyssey through Xinjiang with poetry

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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Du Fu’s ‘Ballad of an Old Cypress’

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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The life and death of Chinese poetry’s mystical martyr

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

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Li Bai’s ‘Gazing at a Waterfall on Mount Lu’

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

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Friday Song: Erguna Band, the Inner Mongolian folk band that went mainstream

In the summer of 2001, four young college students from Inner Mongolia spontaneously formed a band and named themselves…

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‘A Life in a Sea of Red’: Q&A with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Liu Heung Shing

Pictured: “Coca-Cola: Feel the taste!” A young man proffers the iconic glass bottle which symbolizes Coca-Cola around the world….

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Friday Song: Chyi Yu’s ‘The Olive Tree,’ which channels songwriter San Mao’s spirit of freedom

A few weeks ago, I recommended Chyi Chin’s “The Outside World.” Today’s song is a 1979 hit by…

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The brief and scandalous film career of Madame Mao

Before she became the most powerful woman in China and imposed her vision of art and culture…

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The allure (and hazards) of going international: Higher Brothers’ Five Stars, reviewed

Five Stars, the second full-length album by Chengdu’s Higher Brothers, sees the foursome attempt to solidify their…

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Uyghurs don’t need to be saved. Their stories need to be mainstreamed

Poets — and the musicians who perform their lyrics — are at the forefront of…

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Friday Song: Su Zixu’s ‘Bare With Me,’ written between English pubs

Sū Zǐxù 苏紫旭 started his performing career hopping between bars in Nanjing, and later Beijing, where he continued this…

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Subtle Asian Traits: The Facebook group rallying Asian youth around the world

What began as a closed group amongst Chinese Australian friends has ballooned into a community of more…

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Thicker than blood

For a young Chinese woman, pursuing a career in the physical sciences implies defying societal expectations of…

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Friday Song: Kangding (poetry x music version)

We’re music enthusiasts here at SupChina, from Kaiser’s former life as a head-banger to Jeremy lending his vocals to…

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