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Digitizing the Chinese New Year
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.

China’s Christmas Crackdown
December 25, 2018

China’s Christmas Crackdown

By Erika Kinetz
Santa gets pushed out as China's leaders emphasize tradition.
Michael Wood on China: There Is No Such Thing as 'Destined' in History
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.

Re-Collecting China
April 21, 2016

Re-Collecting China

By Bill Callahan
A documentary film by Bill Callahan

China's Potential Pitfalls #3: Core Values
November 12, 2015

China's Potential Pitfalls #3: Core Values

By Xue Li
"China’s society has become sick and needs treatment."

South Korea's Love-Hate Relationship With the Chinese Language
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.

China's Confucius Institutes and the Soft War
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.
The Changing Face of Sichuan Opera
June 18, 2015

The Changing Face of Sichuan Opera

By David Volodzko
An ancient Chinese art form might have to go global to survive.

Why Does Chinese Alcohol Taste So Awful?
June 08, 2015

Why Does Chinese Alcohol Taste So Awful?

By David Volodzko
China's baijiu gets a bad rap for its powerful flavor, but it's a wonderfully complex drink.

How Chinese and Americans Understand Culture
March 05, 2015

How Chinese and Americans Understand Culture

By Brent Crane
The two countries seem to have very different perspectives when it comes to their culture.

The Chinese Communist Party's Confucian Revival
September 30, 2014

The Chinese Communist Party's Confucian Revival

By Jin Kai
Xi Jinping's emphasis on Confucius has a modern-day political purpose.
China and Nation Branding
January 11, 2014

China and Nation Branding

By Nicholas Dynon
Beijing’s “all-culture” focus is delivering a poor return on its soft power investment.

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