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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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Mandopop Month: WayV’s ‘Take Off’ sets the bar for Chinese idol groups

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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‘Beijing Bastards’: An unsavory portrait of ’90s Beijing with legendary rock star Cui Jian

It can seem slapdash and aimless — it is not a great film, after all — but Beijing Bastards, with…

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What’s it like being part of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team?

I occasionally indulge in acting and entertainment projects, and — a long and boring story told short — I was…

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Friday Song: Bohan Phoenix can save U.S.-China relations

Bohan Phoenix is an explicitly bicultural rapper whose identity is his bread and butter. He was born in Hubei but…

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‘Cities of Last Things’: A revenge story told backwards in a hodgepodge of genres

A three-part film told backwards, defying style and convention: Cities of Last Things is the first in our series of reviews…

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Friday Song: Lo Ta-yu seeks Hong Kong’s roots in ‘Pearl of the Orient’

In 1986, Lo Ta-yu (罗大佑 Luō Dàyòu), a Taiwanese singer-songwriter and a cultural icon in Mandopop, went to Hong Kong…

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‘The Kid’: A childhood artifact from Bruce Lee’s pre-kung fu days

The 46th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s death is tomorrow. While fans fondly remember his late-career kung fu movies that made…

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Friday Song: Ai Jing’s yearning for Hong Kong in ‘My 1997’

“1997, please come soon, then I can go to Hong Kong.” In 1992, in the eyes of many on the…

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‘The government is powerful, but it can’t shut us down’: Lü Pin on China’s #MeToo movement

Lü Pin 吕频 is a leading feminist activist currently based in the U.S. She has been working on women’s rights…

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5 questions about Disney’s ‘Mulan’ trailer

Last weekend, Disney unveiled the first trailer for its much-anticipated live-action Mulan, which is set for a release later next…

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1973: When kung fu ruled the American box office

In 1973, American movie-goers could not get enough of Hong Kong cinema, with the top three spots at the box…

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‘Broken Wings’: Jia Pingwa’s controversial novel explores human trafficking and rural China

Locked up in the cave, the only thing connecting me to the outside world was that one window and its…

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Friday Song: Ty. doesn’t want to go to America, so he wrote a rap called ‘America’

Ever been to America, America? There’s no doubt that the Higher Brothers are the most internationally successful rap act to…

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‘The Crossing’: A crime-tinged teen drama that explores the Hong Kong-mainland China divide

The Crossing, director Bai Xue’s impressive film debut, is a stirring coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of crime and…

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