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2017/09/22 | Chublic Opinion
Why 'Wolf Warrior II' Beat Up 'Founding of an Army' at the Box Office
'Wolf Warrior II' smashed Communist Party propaganda fest 'Founding of an Army' at China's box office this summer, but while showing how far Chinese cinema has come in terms of production values, its overt and ugly patriotism left some with a bitter taste in the mouth.
2017/09/21 | Andrea Baldini
Digital Dialogue is Shaping China’s Public Spaces
Online reaction to Shanghai’s controversial sculpture of a urinating man shows how web users can deeply influence the physical realm.
2017/09/20 | Zhang Jizhou
Why Chinese Internet is in Uproar over a Leaky Old Temple
News of a dilapidated Tang-era holy site sheds light on the country’s complex relationship with its cultural heritage.
2017/09/19 | Kenrick Davis
Chinese Rap Breaking Free of Mandarin
While some dialect rappers regard their art as an avenue to fame and fortune, for others, it is a tool for promoting and protecting local language and culture.
China Pressure Gives Young HK Directors Space to Breathe
Get the lowdown on who to watch among Hong Kong's young filmmakers as the lure of China's burgeoning box office provides space for a fresh crop of directors to offer their take on cinema and their city.
2017/09/17 | TNL Staff
Taipei's Vintage and Modern Record Shops
Experience the old-school romance of browsing through a record shop.
2017/09/17 | Cinema Escapist
Chinese Director Pengfei Portrays China's 'Left Behind Children'
A discipline of Tsai Ming-liang, Chinese director Pengfei discusses his latest film "The Taste of Rice Flower."
2017/09/15 | Matthew Walsh
A Future for Shoegaze in China
In China’s wealthy eastern cities, interest in dissonant, challenging rock music is at an all-time high.
2017/09/15 | Ketagalan Media
Does Taiwan Really Need More Foreigners?
Taiwan needs new talent but Taiwanese people’s inability to market the country effectively is hampering its ability to attract the right people.
The Forgotten Story of Indigenous Resistance in Northern Philippines
'The story of Butbut tribe and the peoples of Cordillera provides us a picture of why resistance and solidarity, albeit rarely presented in mainstream media reports, remain relevant these days.'
2017/09/13 | Nevin Thompson
Japan's Male Sex Workers Speak Out in 'Boys For Sale'
A new documentary provides a humane and empathetic look at the lives of men working in Tokyo's 'urisen' trade.
2017/09/10 | TNL 編輯
Six Independent Accessory Design Shops in Taipei
'Good Eye Taipei' shares six design accessory shops in Taipei you might not have heard of before.
2017/09/10 | Ni Dandan
Chinese Video Sharing Platform Stars Bypass China’s Fame Machine
The video-sharing platform gives rise to fan-made celebrities and a growing offline Anime, Comic and Games (ACG) community.
2017/09/09 | TNL 編輯
A Year-Round Guide to Taipei Design Events
Design events have become a new phenomenon for Taipei locals. From fashion to handcrafted goods, the city is far from short of artsy affairs.
2017/09/08 | Kenrick Davis
'Blondie of China' on the Future of Music
The Nova Heart frontwoman talks about commercialization, community and China’s music culture.
To the End of Overtime: Is 'Dispatch' the Future of Work in Taiwan?
As part-time or short-term jobs become more common, Taiwan is considering legislation to regulate non-conventional employment.
2017/09/06 | Chublic Opinion
Chinese Netizens, Sports Administrators and the Undoing of a Ping Pong Hero
'It soon became clear that this was not a scheduling error, but an open revolt unprecedented in the history of Chinese Ping Pong.' Another strange happening on the Chinese Internet, unpacked by Chublic Opinion.