Middle Earth — China's cultural industry podcast Archives - SupChina
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.

#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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#08 How to Make a Movie in Only 14 Days

Making a feature film can be a long and painful process — especially when you’re shooting an indie film in…

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#07 Modern-day Chinese fortune-telling

In case traveling to the nearest Chinese temple may be a bit inconvenient, modern-day Chinese astrologers still have you covered…

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#06 Comparing Chinese and Western documentaries

When prodded to think about documentaries at all, most people imagine features films that are shown in festivals and cinemas.…

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#05 Video Games with Chinese Characteristics

This edition of the Middle Earth podcast takes a look at China’s video-game industry — a hugely popular business in…

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#04 Movie co-production in China

Until the 1990s, Hollywood movies were making the vast majority of their revenue in English-speaking countries. Nowadays, these countries comprise…

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#03 Case Study: China’s soft power with Anthony Kuhn

Today, we are trying another format of the show, a “case study episode” where one guest will go over a…

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#02 How does China’s advertisement market work? (Part 2 of “China’s internet and creation”)

This episode is the second part of a two-part series about how the internet changed the way to consume and…

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