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Your source for insight into China's culture industry: Listen to those creating and producing content in the world's second-biggest cultural market. Hosted by Aladin Farré, and co-produced by SupChina.
ABOUT THE HOST: With two degrees in movie production and Chinese history, Aladin Farré felt it was only natural to go work as a nonfiction content producer in China. He is now a documentary project manager at LIC China (大陆桥) and co-founded CCP (China Compass Productions), a production service company. Follow him on Twitter @aladin_f.

#23 Running FIRST: The International Film Festival

Song Wen, founder of the FIRST International Film Festival, discusses the history of one of China’s most promising festivals for…

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#22 Screenwriting for Chinese audiences

What is it like to work as a storyteller in the Chinese film and TV industry? What is the relationship…

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#21 The Truth About Truth Telling: Documentaries in China

Ruby Chen, one of the founding members of the Hong Kong–based China Next (CNEX), tells the story of their nonprofit,…

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#20 Making a Metropolis: Contemporary Chinese Architecture and Urban Planning

The pace of urbanization in contemporary China is nothing short of dizzying. Seventy years ago, at the time of the…

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#19 from Broadway to Beijing: Western Theater in the Middle Kingdom

Lured by a potentially large and lucrative market, major theater productions are increasingly making the jump from the bright lights…

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#18 It Pays to Play: The Economy that Runs on Whimsy

Children’s entertainment is a growing industry in China, with many opportunities for flexible and innovative creators to produce marketable content.…

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#17 Artful Entrepreneurs: Running a Cultural Venue in Beijing

This week on the Middle Earth Podcast, Aladin sits down over a pint with Sun Yao (孙遥), the proprietor of…

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#16 Metacast: A Podcast Episode about Podcasts

In this episode, the Middle Earth Podcast invites podcast hosts to talk about their favorite subject: themselves. Podcasting is rapidly…

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#15 Center stage in China: Live Performances Today

Live art is one of the few mediums that hasn’t been radically transformed by the digital age. No screen is…

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#14 Art from the edges: LGBT and feminist contributions to contemporary Chinese culture

Voices from China’s large but marginalized LGBTQ and feminist communities are increasingly making themselves heard in contemporary culture. In particular,…

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#13 Crowded clubs and fancy festivals: The live music industry in China

Clubs and live performances featuring international music started taking off in China in the 1980s. Initially, the scene was very…

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#12 Dealing with cultural differences in the workplace

#12 Dealing with cultural differences in the workplace The stark cultural differences between China and the West are frequently identified…

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#11 – China’s culture going global

China has found success in exporting domestic technology and consumer goods. However, its culture exportation has not achieved the same…

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#10 Ten years of selling science programming in China

Before the Beijing Olympics, foreign media groups seeking to sell or co-produce science-themed media content in China had a difficult…

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#09 China’s growing VR industry

Virtual reality (VR) is a new medium that many a technology guru has predicted will revolutionize cinema—or would, if it…

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