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BOOKS, MODERN HISTORY

The Devil’s Advocates

Paul French’s latest book reconstructs Jazz Age Shanghai in sin and splendor

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MUSIC

Hip Hop-aganda?

The modernization of state media content blurs the line between entertainment and publicity

LIVING IN CHINA

Kung Fu Foreigner

It’s no easy leap marketable foreign face to kung fu acting career in China

FILM

Dream Empire

A gripping exposé of the “rent-a-white-guy” industry

FILM

Darkly Dreaming Documentary

A filmmaker’s deep dive into the “rent-a-foreigner” industry reveals a murky business

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