FILM

TV’s Traditional Turn

Cultural TV programs aim to ignite Chinese passion for classical knowledge

ARTS

Five Most Typecast Chinese Actors

Besides unoriginal plots and characters, some Chinese shows even reuse actors

ARTS, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Kids Forever

Hunan TV’s reality shows spark debate on helicopter parents, stifled teens (and adults)

ARTS

Meteroic Flop

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

ARTS, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

[Video] TWOC Ep. 2: The Art of Painting & Calligraphy

TWOC’s new show discusses Thangka culture and whether Chinese painting should remain “pure”

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

TV’s cultural revolution

A popular show about relics is already living up to its name of ‘National Treasure’

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