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Pop Culture for a New Generation

Pop Culture for a New Generation

While the trend is popularizing most reproductions of historical objects such as tin mugs, propaganda posters, and Mao Zedong’s famous Little Red Book, the turbulence many older Chinese felt during that time goes unacknowledged.

Youths Finding Gender-Bending Acceptance

Youths Finding Gender-Bending Acceptance

When Li Yuchun took the first place title of the 2005 Mongolian Cow Sour Yogurt Super Girl’s Voice, China’s answer to American Idol, she may as well have taken a sledgehammer to the country’s years of strictly maintained traditional gender perceptions.

Once Taboo, Tattoos On The Rise In China

Once Taboo, Tattoos On The Rise In China

Just a decade ago, tattoos were frowned upon in Chinese society, long associated with foreigners, prisoners and gamblers. Despite the status of tattoos as cultural taboo, artists claim tattooing is historically significant in Chinese society.

Younger Generation Darkens A Tradition

Younger Generation Darkens A Tradition

The old saying “Yi bai zhe bai chou” (“A white complexion is powerful enough to hide several faults”) has been widely accepted in China – until recently, that is. Today, tanning salons are beginning to open and entice young men and women to darken their skin for roughly $1 a minute.

Waking Up to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square

Waking Up to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square

Sunrise, June 3: A phalanx of People’s Liberation Army soldiers marched in quick step from Beijing’s Forbidden City, escorting the Chinese national flag onto the broad expanse of Tiananmen Square. Despite the early hour, thousands of onlookers watched as the crack, green-suited honor guard hoisted the colors.

‘Kung Fu Panda’ Sparks Culture Conflicts

‘Kung Fu Panda’ Sparks Culture Conflicts

Amid loud but limited public protests by several Chinese critics, families flocked to the Huaxing Ultimate Movie Experience Cineplex in Beijing on June 1, Children’s Day, to catch the newly released Kung Fu Panda 2.

Teaching Austin’s Children Mandarin as a Cultural Experience

“There are more Chinese kids right now learning English than there are American kids learning English,” said New Yorker magazine China correspondent Evan Osnos when he recently appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.” But that is not to say that American kids aren’t learning Chinese as well.