As one of the more influential components of the so-called “soft power” push, China’s film industry reflects the overall weak cultural impact of the whole. Even as economic ties multiply between China and the outside world, the flow of cultural exchange remains imbalanced. Chinese works, traditional or modern, consistently struggle to find the same acceptance abroad as Western works enjoy on the mainland. While money remains at the heart of China’s soft power push abroad, time is also required for fulfilling China’s creative potential—it’s going to be a long process towards change.
In November 2015, Chinese collector Liu Yiqian spent $170.4 million, the second-largest amount ever spent on an artwork bought at auction, on the purchase of Nu Couché by Italian painter Amodeo Modigliani. People like him are driving the attention of both the media and the world’s biggest auction houses toward China. But the nation’s art scene is also flourishing domestically as Chinese artists gain international acclaim and both galleries and museums open all over the country—China has seen over 100 new museums a year every year since 2008. Eventually, the burgeoning Chinese art market means serious money, and also an incredibly richer cultural scene.
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Online and mobile dating should be a natural fit for the country, so why are are dating sites in China not making more money? Swirling pools of onlookers and parents pore over a bulletin board in Shanghai’s bustling marriage market, nestled in People’s Park in the city’s center, occupying what was formerly a colonial racetrack. Filled with […]
The rise of indie music in China, and how China’s musical talent navigates piracy and red tape. It’s around 11:00pm on Friday night at Yuyintang, one of Shanghai’s main live music scenes, and an appreciative crowd of a few dozen Chinese and foreigners cheer as Duck Fight Goose finishes its last act, a compelling blend […]