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10 Coolest Novels about Modern China

Peter from China Whisper recommends 10 novels that have shaped popular culture in modern China. From Weijing Zhu at the World of Chinese:1) The Republic of Wine by Mo YanThe Republic of Wine: A Novel takes place in a fictional...

China’s Gangnam Style & the K-Pop War Machine

After the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs a year ago today, some in China pondered the country’s failure to produce a similarly iconic business leader. The Ningbo city government even launched a program aimed at building...

‘Pushing Boundaries With Cans of Paint’

While the Olympic themed street-art of England’s eminent and anonymous pop-cultural delinquent may soon disappear from the walls of London, Voice of America interviews graffiti artist Wang Mo on the chic and seditious...

China Curbs ‘Vulgar’ Reality TV Show

The New York Times looks at the crackdown on China’s most popular dating show: China’s television programmers are not far behind their Western counterparts in tapping demand for salacious entertainment. But that tends to...

William A. Callahan: China’s Glee

On China Beat, William A. Callahan, Professor of International Politics at the University of Manchester, compares China’s rise to the popular U.S. TV series Glee: Martin Jacques, author of When China Rules the World, tells...

The Power of Mao, Multiplied

New York Times’ art critic Holland Cotter continues his tour of China with a visit to Mao’s mausoleum: As we pass Mao’s bier I think, “So, this was God.” I try to focus on his face, and I get a vague sense of...

Chinese Views of ‘Sex and the City’

From The Wall Street Journal: The TV show “Sex and the City” has never appeared on the air in China. Yet it’s pretty well-known among China’s college students and young professionals, thanks to pirated...

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