Ne Zha (China, 2019)

Ne Zha has been one of the surprise box office hits of 2019. A computer-animated feature by first-time director Yang Yu (aka Jiaozi), it has broken box office records in its own country and even […]

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on Sep, 27 · in Reviews

Have a Nice Day (China, 2017)

When asked about the challenges of parodying contemporary China during the promotional tour for his acerbic action-comedy Gone with the Bullets (2014), iconoclastic actor-director Jiang Wen declared, “China today is beyond parody. It is already […]

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on Jan, 25 · in Reviews

Call for Papers: Animating Chinese Cinemas – A Special Issue for Journal of Chinese Cinemas (2017)

This special issue aims to rethink the historical relationship between the animated and the cinematic by situating their genealogy in the historical matrix of modern and contemporary Chinese societies. From vernacular animism in early shadow […]

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on Jan, 08 · in News

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