Year in Review: 2022 on the Silver Screen

Indie hits and notable flops: Here is a roundup of big happenings in Chinese and diaspora films this year


Tough Times for China’s Boys’ Love Lovers

How the blacklisting of one popular online forum left droves of Chinese fans of queer fan fiction without a ”home”


Getting Mouthy: How Chinese Netizens Made Memes from Censorship

Why is the internet full of the character 口 (mouth)?


Reform and Dialing Up: The Early Days of the Chinese Netizen

When was the term “wangmin” coined, and how did China’s cyberspace evolve from the first-generation of netizens to today?


The Chang Trap: Why Eileen Chang’s Writing Rarely Works on the Big Screen

Why is it so hard to adapt the works of novelist Eileen Chang?


Dealing with China's Cinema Censorship

What it takes to get Chinese film and TV to market


Rap Revolution

Polarizing new rap show promotes “gentle” lyrics and serious themes


Viral Week Ep. 205

Movies and liquor renamed, death by a joke, another video assault, and the day that broke Weibo—it’s Viral Week


Flight of Fantasy

Fantasy series’ last-minute disappearance was the latest high-profile “postponement” in Chinese entertainment


Viral Week Ep. 195

Hard-headed workers, banned eggs, Durex disgusts Weibo, and Tencent turns on the Switch—it’s Viral Week