Post-Pandemic, Are Chinese Music Lovers Ready to Rock Again?
Music festivals in China are back after the pandemic hiatus. But inflated prices, poor site management, and a lack of diverse lineups leaves attendees disappointed
Will Singapore’s Mandopop Scene Ever Flourish Again?
Singapore artists used to be Mandopop royalty, but new acts are struggling to make a breakthrough
Remembering Pema Tseden, a Giant of Filmmaking
After the sudden passing of the Tibetan filmmaking pioneer, young filmmakers across ethnicities remember his talent and his mentorship
When Art Meets the Authenticity of Labor
How performance artist Li Liao, famous for his 45-day stint on Foxconn’s assembly lines in 2012, became a delivery driver to pay the bills
Can One of China’s Most Famous Authors Shed His Reputation for Misogyny?
Jia Pingwa’s ‘The Sojourn Teashop,’ now with a new English translation, is a bold experiment for an author often lambasted for his characterization of women
East Meets West Africa: The Growing Popularity of Afrobeats
From the first Afrobeat album to the first Afrobeat festival, the genre has been quietly making inroads in China’s music market
How Ancient Chinese Poets Celebrated Qingming Festival
Four ancient Chinese poems on Qingming Festival show that the day was always about more than just tomb sweeping
Blood on the Tracks: The Story of China’s Greatest Train Robbery
James Zimmerman’s new book examines the sensational stories behind the 1923 robbery of the Peking Express
Can a Comedy Film Combat Online Defamation?
Acclaimed for its focus on cyber bullying and online rumors, the film “Post Truth” courts controversy for its shallow view on the surging social issue