The personalities making headlines in China
Zhang Weili Mar 20, 2020 (WiC 487)
Snow queen Mar 5, 2020 (WiC 485)
Can Xue missed out on the Nobel Prize for Literature earlier this month (despite the award going to two winners this year) but local interest in her work has increased after speculation that she was in the running.
New Disney darling Jul 12, 2019 (WiC 459)
Disney’s animated film Mulan flopped in China 10 years ago as audiences complained the titular character Hua Mulan was too foreign-looking and the plot was too different from the original legend, which has a young woman disguising herself as a ...
Wang Cuncun Jun 14, 2019 (WiC 456)
“Red net” celebrities, or wanghongs, are China’s millennial superstars who find fortune and fame by live-streaming video content ranging from egg drinking to monotonous daily routines. The most famous earn up to Rmb40 million ($5.8 ...
The Harvard girl? May 17, 2019 (WiC 452)
Han Kuo-yu Jan 11, 2019 (WiC 436)
In recent years when the Chinese have spoken about hanliu, they are normally referring to the “Korean wave”, or the remarkable success of South Korean pop culture in China. Not any more. Since a by-election in Taiwan late last year, the ...
Geng Shuai Nov 23, 2018 (WiC 433)
Few would disagree that Tat Man-sai is one of the most memorable characters in Stephen Chow’s movies. Appearing in the Hong Kong director’s 1994 comedy thriller From Beijing With Love, Tat is an unorthodox scientist with a knack for ...