STREET TALK

Getting Mouthy: How Chinese Netizens Made Memes from Censorship

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

TECHNOLOGY

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?

BOOKS

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?

ENTERTAINMENT

Dealing with China's Cinema Censorship

What it takes to get Chinese film and TV to market

MUSIC

Rap Revolution

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

NEWS

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

BOOKS

Flight of Fantasy

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

NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 195

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

ENTERTAINMENT

TV concubines ‘must get along’

Palace dramas, banned for glamorizing courtly intrigue, may be allowed back if female leads display “core socialist values”

TECHNOLOGY

Message in a Bottle

WeChat has dropped one of its more endearing features—the ability to message complete strangers via bottle—due to complaints of pornography

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