February 25, 2023
Genshin Impact and Chinese Nationalism
By Song Tang
The mega-success of the RPG is seen as a win for China’s soft power.
November 19, 2021
The Sixth Plenum and the Rise of Traditional Chinese Culture in Socialist Ideology
By Zhuoran Li
The CCP is turning to traditional culture to bolster its rule and guard against the spread of Western values.
March 26, 2021
China Is Evolving a Distinct Space Culture
By Molly Silk
With all eyes on the development of China’s space technologies, one vital area has been overlooked: the swelling wave of a unique Chinese “space culture.”
February 26, 2021
A Korean Poet Is the Latest Example of China’s ‘Cultural Imperialism’
By Choi Seong Hyeon
Baidu’s introduction of a popular Korean poet as “Chinese” adds more fuel to the theory that China is trying to “steal” Korean cultural icons.
August 07, 2020
The Disparate Reality and Reputation of Chinese Museums
By Layne Vandenberg
China has a poor international reputation when it comes to accessibility for foreign visitors, but what about its museums?
February 05, 2019
Digitizing the Chinese New Year
By Layne Vandenberg and Rex Simons
The traditions of the Chinese red envelope, known as a hongbao, continue through an unlikely avenue: mobile phone apps.
December 25, 2018
China’s Christmas Crackdown
By Erika Kinetz
Santa gets pushed out as China's leaders emphasize tradition.
June 16, 2017
Michael Wood on China: There Is No Such Thing as 'Destined' in History
By DD Wu
The historian and host of The Story Of China discusses the Chinese civilization and his view on China’s future.
April 21, 2016
By Bill Callahan
A documentary film by Bill Callahan
November 12, 2015
China's Potential Pitfalls #3: Core Values
By Xue Li
"China’s society has become sick and needs treatment."
November 05, 2015
South Korea's Love-Hate Relationship With the Chinese Language
By Jin Kai
The use of Chinese characters in South Korea (and related controversies) reveal the intersecting cultures of East Asia.
July 08, 2015
China's Confucius Institutes and the Soft War
By David Volodzko
With the closing of Confucius Institutes, China may be heading for a "soft power" war with the West.
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