cultural reform

Jia Zhangke: China Must End Silence on Injustice

Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin (天注定), a film containing enough violence for critics to have conjured thoughts of Tarantino, won best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival last month. Just prior to taking the prize, Jia told...

Chinese Cultural Reform Meets Hollywood

In recent months, the Chinese government has emphasized the idea of “cultural reform” and the need for China to generate its own cultural products to compete with those from the West. On February 15, the Central...

China Bans Advertisements During TV Dramas

As part of the campaign of “cultural reforms” to promote the development of “socialist culture” that were discussed in an October plenary session of the CCP Central Committee, China has officially ordered...

Cultural Soft Power and China's "Third Affliction"

In The New York Times, David Bandurski discusses the Chinese Communist Party’s fixation on promoting socialist culture, as evidenced in a document yielded by an October meeting of the party’s Central Committee:...



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