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Top Museums in China & Taiwan

November 4, 2021

Museum attendance is shifting across the Strait.

Keliher, The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China, 2019

November 4, 2021

This review by Jennifer H. Day was published on H-Asia and is reprinted here via Creative Commons license.

Urbanization in the U.S. and China

October 19, 2021

People keep moving from rural areas into cities.

Beethoven in Beijing: Post-Screening Q&A with Filmmaker

October 18, 2021

Filmmaker Jennifer Lin looks at the resurgence of classical music in China through the legacy of the Philadelphia Orchestra, from its first performances in the PRC in 1973 until its most recent tour in 2018.

Western Musical Instruments in China

October 14, 2021

Western classical music was condemned during China's Cultural Revolution. But China is now the principal producer and largest consumer of many "Western" musical instruments.

Chou, Mount Wutai: Visions of a Sacred Buddhist Mountain, 2018

September 29, 2021

Wen-shing Chou's study of Mount Wutai was reviewed by Yong Cho for the History of Buddhism discussion list and is republished here by Creative Commons license.

Discovering Ding Zhen: Influencer Culture And The Myth Of Tibet In Chinese Social Media

September 15, 2021

In November 2020, a seven-second, casually-shot video by Chinese photographer Boge, which captured the ‘shy smile’ of Tenzin Tsondu, now better known as “Ding Zhen” in Mandarin, went viral on Douyin (Chinese TikTok). Almost overnight, the short video made Tenzing into China’s latest social media sensation.

Pandemics And Pandas: China’s Global Image In 2021

September 15, 2021

Pandas at the San Diego Zoo, the 2008 Olympics Games and Chinese state media on Youtube all have one thing in common: they are displays of Chinese “soft power” that aim to foster positive views of China among foreigners. These are only a few high-profile examples of a campaign to challenge existing perceptions about China and win hearts and minds around the world.

Exploring Republican China in the USC Digital Library: An Experimental Metadata Analysis

September 14, 2021

The USC East Asian Library has been making remarkable progress collecting East Asian archival materials in diverse formats, including photographs, videos, audio recordings, manuscripts, diaries, letters, documents, and maps

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