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Are there Triads in modern day Shanghai?

Are there Triads in modern day Shanghai?

Are there triads or black societies in modern day Shanghai? CNReviews looks briefly at the history of triads and how these black societies are portrayed in film.

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CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 2

CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 2

CN Reviews looks back at 2009 and highlights our best posts. We covered social networking, social entrepreneurship, microblogging in China, growing online extremism, Chinese media, the Urumqi riots, the Lou Jing incident, National Day celebrations, and more.

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2012 Movie: Praising China & The Chinese? No, Not Really

2012 Movie: Praising China & The Chinese? No, Not Really

Roland Emmerich’s 2009 apocalyptic movie “2012″ has been praised and criticized for pandering to China and Chinese audiences…and why that’s egotistically ridiculous.

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The Message (风声): Spooky & Sordid Chinese Espionage Thriller

The Message (风声): Spooky & Sordid Chinese Espionage Thriller

Review of the film adaptation of Jia Mai’s espionage thriller novel starring Zhang Hanyu & Zhou Xun as spies fighting the Japanese-controlled puppet government.

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The Founding of a Republic Not Overwhelmed By Propaganda!

The Founding of a Republic Not Overwhelmed By Propaganda!

Review of China’s star-studded epic chronicling the Chinese Civil War between Chiang’s Nationalists & Mao’s Communists. This film celebrates the PRC’s 60th anniversary.

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CCTV Rips Off Japanese Anime Pokemon & Naruto, Is Shameless

CCTV Rips Off Japanese Anime Pokemon & Naruto, Is Shameless

A “domestic” Chinese cartoon is exposed by Chinese netizens to have copied numerous character and story elements from popular Japanese anime Pokemon and Naruto.

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Re-Education During Mao’s Cultural Revolution In China

Re-Education During Mao’s Cultural Revolution In China

Review of “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress,” a movie adaptation of Da Sijie’s book of the same title telling the tale of two young men, a beautiful rural girl, and reading banned books.

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Quote: Elaine Chow on Chadni Chowk to China

Quote: Elaine Chow on Chadni Chowk to China

“That part took place in Japan, assholes.” ... 

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Quote: Elaine Chow on Transformers & Children

Quote: Elaine Chow on Transformers & Children

“(dun dun dun!)” ... 

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American Hegemony Tied To Football & Transformers!

American Hegemony Tied To Football & Transformers!

Is American hegemony tied to its aptitude for soccer (er, football)? Is Transformers 2 really just a big commercial for the United States to sell its weapons?

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5th Fantasy China National Animation Summit – July 3rd

5th Fantasy China National Animation Summit – July 3rd

Join over 35 VCs & 150 animation industry gurus for the 5th Fantasy China National Animation Summit in Shanghai featuring well-known foreign & domestic speakers.

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Register Now For Shanghai Movie Night: Transformers 2!

Register Now For Shanghai Movie Night: Transformers 2!

CNReviews joins chinaSMACK and Shanghaiist in organizing a Shanghai Movie Night to watch Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on opening night! Register here!

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Shanghai Movie Night!

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Shanghai Movie Night!

CNR joins chinaSMACK in holding a Shanghai movie night to go watch Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as it opens in China. Limited discount seats available!

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The Way We Are: Almost Put Me To Sleep But Still A Notable Film

The Way We Are: Almost Put Me To Sleep But Still A Notable Film

Review of the recent Hong Kong Film Awards surprise hit that garnered awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress.

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Shanghai Kiss: Chinese-Americans Lost In Translation

Shanghai Kiss: Chinese-Americans Lost In Translation

Review of David Ren’s Shanghai Kiss movie about an angry aspiring Chinese-American actor visiting Shanghai, China for the very first time & discovering himself.

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