Review

Review: “Word Of Honor” Takes Me Back To My BL Fangirl Obsession

“Word Of Honor” (山河令) – the first competitor of “Boy love 101” (a term referring to dramas adapted from Chinese boy love novels) – has started airing since February 22nd, 2021. Since neither the main actors nor the original novel are particularly popular, no one really has any expectations about it. The drama turns out […]

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Entertainment

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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Entertainment

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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Entertainment

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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Fandom

CP Fans’ Logic Is Impeccable

CP (couple) fans or shippers are interesting human beings with unconventional fandom practices. This is a translation of a funny article on Douban detailing common beliefs and behaviors in shipping culture.

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Society

5 Chinese Celebrities Blacklisted By Mainstream Media

Chinese celebrities being blacklisted by mainstream media is not a new phenomenon in C-biz. It is not until when Zheng Shuang’s case happens that everyone can finally see how an official ban announcement from China’s National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) looks like. She has been dropped by many major brands and blocked from all […]

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