Pop culture

December 21, 2013

Many Westerners travelling in China are struck by the bizarre English phrases bannered across the t-shirts commonly worn by young Chinese people. The slogans sometimes seem ripped from the pages of English-language fashion magazines.

December 13, 2013

The film industry of Taiwan isn’t as old as the mainland’s or as prolific as Hong Kong’s, but it has produced some of the most influential Chinese-language films and has played a major role in introducing Chinese cinema to global audiences in the 21st century.

December 6, 2013

In many cultures, fast food comes with a negative connotation.

November 15, 2013

Hong Kong boasts one of the largest and most influential film industries in the world, all the more remarkable given the region’s small size.

October 25, 2013

Now that we’ve covered the history of Chinese film and

October 17, 2013

After the Cultural Revolution had practically shut down the Chinese film industry, Deng Xiaoping’s (鄧小平) efforts to reform China (改革開放) revitalized the system.

October 3, 2013

How many English language movies have you watched this year?  What about Chinese language movies?  When thinking about movies, it’s easy to focus on Hollywood.  However, China is the second biggest movie market in the world, and

September 20, 2013

In American society today, finding your significant other can be as easy as going online.  Internet dating sites can be found that meet anyone’s needs, whether they be religious, hobby-based or anything else you can think of!

September 11, 2013

In the movie Beijing Bicycle (十七岁的单车) viewers will learn, among other things, the importance of having a bike in Chinese cities. But in a country changing so quickly, is this still the case?

September 5, 2013

In the previous blog series, we introduced English words that have an origin in Chinese and