After three decades, Jian Liu decided to reveal images he took of the hopeful 1989 student movement and its bloody aftermath.
Amy QinRemarkable images. I also know someone who has several undeveloped rolls of film -- photos taken around Tiananmen Square during the time of the protests -- stashed away in a closet. It's been 30 years. How many more buried stories and photos are out there?
Hundreds of thousands of listeners are drawn to the stories of ordinary people on “Gushi FM,” told with an authenticity that’s rare in China’s media landscape.
Amy QinI wrote about the fast-growing Chinese storytelling podcast STORY FM 故事FM. I’ve always thought China would be the perfect place for a TAL-style podcast - there are 👏so 👏many 👏crazy 👏stories here that don’t fit neatly into any particular mold.
A segment directed by Mr. Ai, a vocal critic of the Chinese government, was dropped from “Berlin, I Love You,” under what producers described as pressure from investors and distributors.
Amy Qin“We underestimated not the influence of China, but the fear,” she said. “The fear of China in the free world.” Producers cut @aiww part in film, the latest example of how China’s vast censorship apparatus and economic strength extend beyond borders
Up until 2018, Lunar New Year celebrations were conspicuously absent from Uyghur society. Today, it is the largest cultural event of the year, replacing the sacred holidays of Uyghur traditional life, Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, and the traditional...
Amy Qin"Many Uyghurs...fear that the 'pig' in the year of the pig will be all too literal: that this will be the year when Uyghurs in their homeland will be forced to eat pork as yet another way to perform Han-ness." by @dtbyler
Hollywood summer hit “Crazy Rich Asians” will be lucky to score more than $1 million in its opening weekend in China. Afternoon admissions Friday had ranked the romantic comedy in fourth place. But…
Amy Qin“‘The plot is passable, the quality of the production is also fine, but I still wanted to vomit a bit,’ one Chinese user wrote Sunday on major review platform Douban.” ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Flops at the Chinese Box Office – Variety
As China grew richer, the West assumed, political freedoms would follow. Now it is an economic superpower — and the opposite has happened.
Amy QinHere’s pt 2 of the New York Times’ new series looking at China’s rise. In this essay, @HernandezJavier and I dive into the social contract that continues to bind China’s people to its rulers.
How to Control Your Citizens: Opportunity. Nationalism. Fear.
The West was sure the Chinese approach would not work. It just had to wait. It’s still waiting.
Amy QinThis week it’s all about CHINA. The New York Times has just dropped the first part in a weeklong series examining China’s rise - how did we get here? And what does that mean for the US? The Land That Failed to Fail nyti.ms/2Duc480 by @panphil w/photos by @bdentonphoto
She moved to Flushing, Queens, with dreams of success and citizenship. Now she was crumpled outside a massage parlor on 40th Road, her blood pooling on the pavement she had so often worked.
Amy QinIt is easy to overlook the headline: A Chinese sex worker falls to her death in Queens. But the story of her life - from Liaoning to Saipan to NYC - is heartbreaking and unforgettable, and beautifully told here by @DanBarryNYT & Jeffrey Singer
In Taiwan, “Q” texture refers to cuisine that is “springy, soft, elastic,” usually found in foods with some kind of starch like noodles or tapioca pearls.
Amy QinIn what other job would eating everything in sight at a Taiwanese night market be considered work? #lovemyjob My story on Q texture. In Italy, ‘Al Dente’ Is Prized. In Taiwan, It’s All About Food That’s ‘Q.’