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Director Zhang Dalei’s debut film portraits an innocent childhood summer in the context of China’s dramatic economic transition

As a lyrical TV show becomes a national hit, poetry, long since marginalized, has become a new craze in China

In her debut novel, Zhang Lijia offers a glimpse into the everyday lives and struggles of sex workers neglected and patronized by society

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A documentary filmed in the delivery room gives an insight into four families going through difficult births, and through them, into the country as a whole

Shao Yanxiang, an 83-year-old poet and essayist, reflects on how he turned from a loyal communist Party follower to being deemed a ‘rightist’ by the Party in the 1950s, and uses his own experience as testimony on this miserable phase of Chinese history

China’s first domestic blockbuster co-produced with Hollywood triggered controversies both in the Us and at home