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Zhang Bing expected he’d spend his life as a mid-level official, but his tales of government work made him a best-selling author

A sexually explicit classic novel, and the story of its long path towards possible publication, reveals the shifting attitudes toward taboo subjects

Even though the golden era of Chinese rock music has long since passed, Cui Jian, the country’s most influential rock musician, has never abandoned the banner of rock ’n’ roll, which once played a key role in inspiring Chinese youth to embrace the world

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Dubbed the ‘Eastern Swan,’ Sisi Qiu, a noted ballerina, art producer and choreographer, shares her passion for pushing the boundaries of art and exploring the language of dance

In his latest movie, leading filmmaker Feng Xiaogang makes a daring artistic choice that risks alienating investors and moviegoers alike because, in his words, he ‘doesn’t want to have any regrets’

Young filmmaker Bi Gan tells how his family and hometown inspired his award-winning first feature