ENTERTAINMENT

Love in 2D

Japanese “two-dimensional” culture appeals to a new generation of Chinese consumers

SOCIAL CHINESE

Blind Love

How to navigate China’s blind date scene

HEALTH

Hunger Games

Almost unheard of 20 years ago, eating disorders are silently maiming a generation of young Chinese

STREET TALK

Living the Dream

Slang for the idle dreamers of the internet

HEALTH

Sleepless in China

With growing numbers of Chinese suffering from sleep disorders, can medicine or the markets offer the best cures?

TECHNOLOGY

15 Seconds to Stardom

Viral app Douyin sells instant escapism to its viewers and producers—at a price

LANGUAGE

2018: The Year in Words

Reform anniversary, trade war and some slang words covered by TWOC won the Chinese word-of-the-year contest

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Here Come the Post-00s

From sending luggage by courier to disliking exercise, China’s newest generation of freshmen are changing college

BOOKS, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Kids Today

Who will shape China’s youth narrative—millennials, or the Westerners who can’t stop writing about them?

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Bean Scenes

Café culture blossoms as Chinese youths seek homes away from home

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