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3 Top Performing Arts Schools in China: The Popular Opinions

Beijing Film Academy, The Central Academy of Drama, and Shanghai Theatre Academy are among the top performing arts universities in China that supply the entertainment industry new talents every year.  Through decades of development, these schools’ unique characteristics are implicitly or explicitly demonstrated by their notable alumni. It’s inevitable for netizens to compare these schools […]

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Why Center Position Is An Obsession in C-biz

The center position is not a new concept to C-biz followers, especially those who are familiar with idol survival shows such as Youth With You or Chuang. Before the survival shows, the significance of center position has already been an implicit truth in Chinese showbiz. What does the center position mean to celebrities? Why do […]

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Why The Order of Actors’ Names on Film Posters Matters

What is the reason behind the never-ending fan wars between Yang Zi’s and Wu Yifan’s fans for the first position on The Golden Hairpin”’s posters? Why does it matter whether Yang Yang’s or Dilireba’s name goes first on “You Are My Glory”’s posters? Let’s take a look at the implicit meaning behind the name order […]

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A Brief History of Contemporary C-pop

You’re a newbie to C-pop? You have heard the names of many C-pop singers that you have no idea who they are, since when they emerged, and what their statuses are in C-pop history? This brief history of contemporary C-pop might give you some ideas.

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Hua Dan in The Modern Chinese Entertainment Industry

Do you know that “flower” has another special meaning in the modern Chinese entertainment industry? It’s the literal meaning of Hua in Hua Dan (花旦) – a term that is rooted in Chinese opera and now refers to Chinese film actresses. What is the origin of Hua Dan? How are Dan variants (Qing Yi, Hua […]

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