Category Archives: #6. Chinese popular culture

What Are Those Crazy Explosions in the Sky?

A large thump, and a small circle light object rises quickly into the sky. What happens next can either inspire shock and awe, or scare you enough to cover your ears and hide your face. An explosion as loud as … Continue reading

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Teach Me How to Dragon Dance

The art of the Dragon Dance dates back to a time when dragons roamed ancient China unopposed – during the reign of the Han Dynasty (around 200 B.C. – 200 A.D.).  Dragons are typically seen in Chinese culture as being … Continue reading

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National Treasure : Cao Ni Ma

Let me introduce you guys the Chinese national treasure, Cao Ni Ma. It also has an enemy called He Xie. Every Chinese loves Cao Ni Ma which are filled in the Chinese society. However, they hate He Xie a lot … Continue reading

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Zhou Bichang: The voice of China

Zhou Bichang was the runner up in Super Girl Competition in 2005 and one of the top pop artists in all of China.

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F.I.R.

After searching through YouTube and Google looking for an interesting Chinese popular culture topic, I came across the term C-Pop.  C-Pop is a genre of Chinese/Taiwanese music.  It comes from the term Cantopop which refers to Cantonese pop music.  While … Continue reading

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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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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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