BOOKS

Good Romance: Chinese Novels About Love

Romantic literature that influenced several generations

ARTS

Soul’s Entryway

Artist Wang Zhanwu paints a love letter to a small northern community

TECHNOLOGY

The Anti-Dating Sim

Feminist game gets women vigilant about PUA, but draws mixed reviews

ARTS

Meteroic Flop

Netflix remake of beloved teen drama slammed for slavish devotion to “socialist values”

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Cheesy chat-up lines for Chinese lovers

It’s not a national holiday—but most young couples in China were celebrating. Why? Because it’s May 20

ARTS

Show of the Week: The First Half of My Life

A novel about female empowerment devolves into a show about a jealous wife in our final SotW

ARTS

Show of the Week: We Are in Love

The fakest celebrity-dating reality show of the season…and maybe the most successful

ARTS

Show of the Week: A Lifetime Love

It’s not the worst show of the season, only because there are worse shows

SOCIAL CHINESE

Cold Comfort

How to provide solace amid misery

NEWS

The Viral Week That Was: Ep 98

Walking the Bird’s Nest, A Soft Tiger, Spring Festival Stats, and Cities of Romance

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