MUSIC

How Joanna Wang Redefines Mandopop in the TikTok Age

Fourteen years after debuting with a cover album, the singer-songwriter stays relevant to Gen Z with eclectic sounds and experimentation

MUSIC

Rainbow Chan’s Love Song to Cantopop

Rainbow Chan remembers the beauty and cheese of the golden age of Canto and Mandopop, acknowledging its mark on her identity while also stamping it with her own

MUSIC

JIHU Bridges East and West with Contemporary R&B

Rising singer-songwriter fuses Yi language, Han lyricism, and sounds of nature in new single

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Regional Harmonies

China and Southeast Asia have adapted many of each other’s pop hits

IDIOMS

Choice Chengyu: Musical Phrasing

Sayings about music, good and bad

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ARTS, MODERN HISTORY

Sound of a Century

A singular museum in north China offers a rare insight into its musical history

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Class Notes

The many songs at the start and end of classes at Chinese schools

NEWS

The Viral Week That Was: Ep 107

World’s dopiest thief, a teacher-student slapfest, a firefighter’s race: It’s Viral Week

NEWS

Have You Eaten Yet?

Greetings sent in Chinese to outer space on 1977 Voyager missions

PHOTO STORY

Hangzhou by Moonlight

T he city of poets is alive and well after the sun goes down

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