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China's Censors Remove U.S. Shows from Streaming Sites

Without explanation, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio Film and Television  (国家新闻出版广电总局 / 國家新聞出版廣電總局) ordered that four American television shows taken off online-streaming sites such as iQiyi, Youku Tudou, and Sohu.  The Big...


Five Star Star Wars

While looking for Chinese opera-related lianhuanhua (連環畫), pocket-sized comic books, at the Wen Miao (文庙) Market in Shanghai, historian Maggie Greene stumbled upon a lianhuanhua for a different kind of opera...

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Sophia Yang for winning our Black Coal, Thin Ice (白日焰火) ticket giveaway!  Thank you to everybody who participated by “liking” the page or subscribing to the newsletter.  We hope...

Post-Punk in China

Post Punk Magazine‘s great write-up about post-punk music in China offers a brief history of the underground music scene and introduces about 60 bands from 2000 to the present, with...




The Continuing Search for General Tso

General Tso’s Chicken is so ubiquitous in Chinese restaurants in the United States, one can be forgiven for thinking that it’s a traditional Chinese dish.  In fact, like other famous chicken dishes, its...

Historic Videos from British Pathé Available on YouTube

British Pathé recently posted its trove of 85,000 historical newsreels, cinemagazines, and documentaries on YouTube.  Included are 1- 5 minute videos from China, Taiwan (aka Formosa), and Hong Kong that span from the 1920s to...