ARTS, HISTORY

Father of Empires

Story of the hit TV character Dugu Xin, fashion icon and Chinese history’s most powerful father-in-law

ARTS, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

New Variety Shows of Spring 2018

Celebrities singing, celebrities cooking, celebrities raising kids—oh, and some street dancers too

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Stir Crazy

Why is China going crazy for the Zhangqiu iron wok?

ARTS, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

TWOC’s 5 Best and 5 Worst Shows of 2017

Sun Jiahui, author of Show of the Week, looks over the year in Chinese TV

ARTS

Show of the Week: White Deer Plain

Drama based on influential novel is moving, critically acclaimed, and a huge ratings flop

ARTS

Show of the Week: Informal Talks

Hot young foreign guys discussing current affairs in Mandarin? It’s surprisingly civil and informative

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