SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE
FILM

Left in the Dust: Shaking Rural Cliches in Films on Northwest China

Can films and literature from the Northwest shake their strong association with rural subjects?

MODERN HISTORY

The Traveling Projectionists Who Brought Entertainment to Farmers

Zhao Jishan, “the movie man,” spent years dragging a mobile cinema through rural China to bring entertainment to the villages

SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE
ARTS

Rustbelt Renaissance: China’s Post-Industrial Northeast Rises Again in Film

Why is China’s Northeast such a fertile setting for film, music, and literature?

MODERN HISTORY

30 Years of Kissing in Chinese Cinema and Society

From controversial kiss scenes in movies to stolen trysts by the riverbank, here’s how China rediscovered kissing after the Cultural Revolution

SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE
FILM

Nü Perspectives: Striving for Better Female Characters on Chinese Screens

Do female characters in Chinese cinema and TV pass the Bechdel test?

SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE
FILM

What Spooked China’s Horror Film Industry?

China’s domestic horror films still struggle to impress audiences

MODERN HISTORY

Remembering the Chinese Women Who Danced for the World

Too many of the Chinese diaspora’s leading female artists and performers have been forgotten. Director Luka Yuanyuan Yang wants to reclaim their transnational legacies.

+ More Posts