Asian film, media, and culture

Dream Empire (Denmark, 2016)

Dream Empire begins in 2012 when Xi Jinping was elected to the post of General Secretary of the Communist Party and delivered a speech in which he famously used the phrase “Chinese dream” nine times […]

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on May, 17 · in Reviews

Call for Papers – East Asian Journal of Popular Culture

In recent decades, there has been a huge rise in the interest in East Asian popular culture. Since being launched in 2015, the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture has engaged directly with this trend. It has […]

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on May, 14 · in Announcements

The Road to Mandalay (Myanmar/Taiwan, 2016) [CVF 2017]

Though Midi Z left Myanmar at the age of sixteen in the late 1990s to work and study in Taiwan, eventually obtaining citizenship, he has in a sense never left his home country. Return to […]

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on May, 08

Good Luck Soup (USA, 2016)

Among the crew of teenagers I hung out with to make the Cleveland exurb of Berea, Ohio tolerable in the 80’s were two friends who were (uhm, and still are) part Asian American. As the […]

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on May, 04

We the Workers (China, 2017) [CVF 2017]

We the Workers provides an intimate look at the life and work of a labor organizer in time of crisis. At the center of the film are the staff members of the Haige Labour Center […]

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on May, 02

Children are not afraid of Death, Children are afraid of Ghosts (China, 2017) [CVF 2017]

Rong Guangrong’s debut film Children are not afraid of Death, Children are afraid of Ghosts is a disturbing yet strangely moving experimental documentary that explores the traumatic lives of China’s so-called left-behind children plagued by poverty and […]

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on Apr, 30

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