You’ve probably already heard the epigram “Rome wasn’t built in a day unless it was built in China during the 21st century”. It’s undeniable that things are developing at an incredible rate in China and many of the news covering China are precisely about this phenomenon. It may be about China as a new contender for the position as a global superpower, her economy, and the power that comes with being the main manufacturer of goods in the world, but also stories about the little things like why Chinese Netizens are mad or Chinese officials committing facecrime.
No matter what kind of story that are being told I’ve always felt that there’s a lack of news about Chinese film, or any kind of moving images (even though Patrick Frater is doing a good job at Variety). China’s film market, now being the world’s second largest, is regularly being written about in an economic context and more often about how Hollywood films are doing at the Chinese Box-office. Though I find this transnational/transcultural phenomenon to be very intriguing I will mostly write about what the Chinese media has to say about Chinese films and some less about foreign films in China.
I mean, a search for the director of the coming Chinese science fiction film Three Body 《三体》, Zhang Fanfan (张番番), will only give two results. The movie which Chinese netizens at first hoped to be directed by Christopher Nolan. This kind of news or the fact that hardly anybody has written about the newly started Lei Feng channel yet.
During the inception period of this page I will try to find a good format which I can use for my writing. Until then, please be patient.