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2020/09/11 | SueAnn Shiah

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Dishonors a Beloved Folktale

'Mulan' is a cringe-inducing misrepresentation of Chinese history and culture.

2019/10/24 | The Conversation

Nezha Rises as the New Superhero and Role Model in China

“Nezha: Birth of the Demon Child” has set box-office records and it’s ultimately about how to raise a “good” child.

2018/12/24 | Global Voices

China's Anti-Christmas Campaign Leaves Citizens Feeling Scrooged

Some municipalities are cracking down on Christmas following a national CCP directive. Bah humbug!

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?

2018/08/15 | Asia Dialogue

ANALYSIS: The Rise of China's Anti-Foreigner Commercial Nationalism

China has greenlighted a flurry of movies and TV series with nationalist, anti-foreigner themes. The ratings and box office numbers suggest that domestic audiences are gobbling them up.

2017/06/19 | Edward White

Taiwan’s Domestic Violence Epidemic: Abuse Reported Every 5 Minutes

Suffering in silence: statistics from the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation expose alarming rates of domestic violence in Taiwan, mostly against women.

2016/08/09 | Rinse

PHOTO STORY: Chinese Opera Has Changed in Thailand

Fewer and fewer ethnic Chinese are willing to become members of Chinese opera crews in Thailand. How is the traditional art holding up then?

2016/08/08 | Sarah Laskow

Did a Coded Message Lead an American to a Lost Civilization in China?

In 2016, the odds of finding a 'lost' civilization or even a city seem low. And yet...