Monthly Archives: November 2010

Nothing to My Name: The Influence of Old Cui

Now when it came to finding an aspect of popular culture from mainland China, I had a little trouble knowing how to start. After all, mainland China has not exactly been as open to the commercial nature of the popular … Continue reading

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Transnational Player Profile: Around the world and back again

Player Biography: Due to the difficulty of meeting and conversing with players on Final Fantasy 14 and Everquest 2, I decided to search for a player/gamer in an MMO I played a while ago called Ragnarok Online.[1] My theory is … Continue reading

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Juggling to Work, Juggling to Bed

When I first thought of Chinese popular culture, I searched various sites on Chinese fashion and popular Chinese artists.  On one forum discussing events in China, I saw a tiny thumbnail picture of acrobats in red and black suits, stacked … Continue reading

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The Underground Generation

Most people will recall just how popular the film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon became, a favorite of both Chinese and U.S. audiences, or, perhaps the  movie Hero. Both of these are Chinese films which managed to capture a  global interest. What … Continue reading

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Mahjong:from the old to the young

For this Chinese popular culture blog, I decided to write and research a little about the infamous Chinese game: Mahjong. The amount of players who engage in this game is staggering and it is widely known as a very popular … Continue reading

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The Westernization (Destruction) of Feng Shui

I am more than sure that we all know at least one wealthy elitist groupie intellectual hipster in our lives that has bragged on about the negative energy releasing/blocking arrangement of their new and trendy modern furniture. “Oh, the energy relationship between … Continue reading

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Chinese Pop Culture: Internet Culture

I was really struggling looking up a topic for a blog on Chinese Popular Culture to begin with. All I could think of was Gung Fu (yes Gung Fu) and wushu and Chinese martial arts and the medicinal arts but … Continue reading

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