Written by Keunsu Han. There is little doubt that in analysis of China by parameters such as size, economic potential, abundant culture, history and tradition, the word “powerhouse” is appropriate. China has definitely become one of the world’s important destinations for tourism and business alike.
Written by J. Michael Cole. Anyone who follows domestic politics in Taiwan will have seen in recent days a series of brawls pitting opposition Kuomintang lawmakers against those from the majority Democratic Progressive Party. Faces have been slapped; necks choked; water sprayed; and pieces of furniture — chairs, […]
Written by Ying Zhu. Hollywood dominated Chinese film market during China’s Republican era (1912-1949), with its share in profits ranging from 30% to 70% of the box office receipts, taking up to 80% of the Chinese market. The Communist victory in 1949 and the outbreak of the Korean […]
Written by Ming Yu. In the past few years, China’s growth has attracted global attention and international co-production of Chinese documentaries have increased in the international market. This article divides the history of international co-production of Chinese documentary into three eras: (1) from 1979 to 2000; (2) from […]
Written by Matthew D. Johnson. It has become obvious to many that China is undergoing a reverse course away from cultural openness and toward ideological closure. Universities, the Internet, social media, religion, and NGOs have all been made targets of a Xi Jinping-directed effort to exert greater political […]
Written by Martin Thorley. This week we invite seven academics to discuss film in China. In many ways the subject embodies some of the contradictions of the country itself: rapidly growing audiences and a spending spree that has brought some of the biggest international conglomerates in the industry […]
Written by Michael Reilly. Twenty years ago, Robin Cook, the then recently appointed British Foreign Secretary, generated debate and controversy when he claimed that the Labour government of the day had introduced ‘an ethical dimension’ to British diplomacy. While professional diplomats jibbed at the inference that they had […]