Author: Melissa M. Chan

Melissa Chan is currently a graduate student in the department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in English in 2009. Her current research interests are diasporic Chinese populations, film, and translation.
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China Sentences Four For Attempted Hijacking

CDT previously reported on the death of two hijackers on Tianjin Airlines flight GS7554. Chinese state media now reports three more have been sentenced to death for their involvement of the hijacking. From Xinhua: The Intermediate People’s Court in Hotan Prefecture ruled at the first instance that the men were guilty of organizing, leading or participating in a terrorist

December 11, 2012 9:38 AM

Indie Filmmakers and the “Dragon Seal”

Critics claim that the Chinese state’s control over and censorship of the film industry has stifled profits and creativity. Today the Los Angeles Times reports more indie filmmakers, such as Yang Jin, are looking for the “dragon seal”: But in the last few years, more and more filmmakers like Yang have been trying to carve out a new middle ground: They are developing scripts

December 9, 2012 10:59 AM

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