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2018/08/24 | Catherine Chou
The Worrying Cross-Strait and Linguistic Messages of 'Crazy Rich Asians'
The film is now in theaters in Taiwan. Is it a victory for Asian representation in Hollywood, or for the linguistic and cultural domination of the Chinese Communist Party?
2018/08/17 | Saigoneer
PHOTO STORY: Sneak Peeks of Vietnam's Streets
Photographer Victor Morante gives you a kerbside view of Vietnam's streets.
2018/08/17 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: China's Million Prisoner Question
China has so far offered only deflections and denials in the face of questions over its mistreatment of millions of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
2018/08/15 | David Green
BOOK REVIEW: 'Scales of Injustice,' the Complete Fiction of Lōa Hô
Known as 'the father of modern Taiwanese Fiction,' Lōa Hô shines a light on Taiwan's colonial past and the long-suffering people who populated it.
2018/08/10 | Saigoneer
VIETNAM: Abandoned Waterpark Hosts Indonesian Singer Niki's 'Warpaint' Video
The abandoned Ho Thuy Tien Waterpark outside of Hue offers a timeless backdrop for an empowering musical journey.
Taiwan Resorts Bet on Hospitality as Hotel Price War Looms
Taiwanese resorts must double down on service amid the prospect of a price war.
2018/08/03 | Saigoneer
PHOTOS: Malaysian Artist Brings the Past to Life in Miniature
Lim Pui Wan fell into doll design after reading a Taiwanese book on the craft as a child.
2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly
Reality Check: Are Chinese Televised Singing Competitions Good for Mandopop?
Chinese singing competitions display the proud legacy of Mandopop to their billions of viewers. However, they may be deflating the value of originality in music.
2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly
Reality Check: How Chinese Singing Shows Create Content, Not Stars
The singing competitions taking over Chinese TV shift the Mandopop balance of power to China, but fail to prop up the future careers of their contestants.
2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly
Reality Check: Chinese Televised Singing Competitions and Brand China
China's televised singing competitions are taking the world by storm and doing wonders for brand China, but there's more to Mandopop than what you see on screen.