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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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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Entertainment

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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