Yin Yijun


Creating Visual Effects for China’s Billion-dollar TV Industry

Yin Yijun

A visual effects supervisor discusses the future of the profession that brings fantasy to life.

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The Tibetan Director Eschewing the Exotic

Yin Yijun

Celebrated filmmaker Pema Tseden talks to Sixth Tone about refusing to romanticize his homeland in his pioneering Tibetan-language movies.


Capturing the Human Side of China’s Pop Idols

Yin Yijun

Over the past decade, photojournalist Chen Zhongqiu has witnessed the changing tides in the world of female pop idols in China.


Hip-Hop Lovers Say China’s First Rap Talent Show Is Out of Tune

Yin Yijun

A new reality show seeks to bring hip-hop to the forefront of the country’s music scene, but not without pushback.


The Tax Man Cometh for China’s Wealthy Net Celebs

Yin Yijun

A Beijing tax bureau found out live-streaming platform pocketed commissions from fans’ virtual gifts without declaring them as income.


The Artist Rejecting East-West and Old-New Dichotomies

Yin Yijun

The seeming contradictions of Xu Bing’s art speak to his experience of the Cultural Revolution and his wish to bridge tradition and modernity.


Documentaries Fight for Attention Amid Box-Office Boom in China

Yin Yijun

With limited freedom and financing, documentary filmmakers cut their own paths to find audiences.

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