Tired of consumerism: meet the minimalist Chinese youth
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Minimalist groups thrive on Chinese platform Douban, where hundreds of thousands share their lifestyle and strategies to reduce consumption.
From National Pride to Nostalgia: What Makes Chinese Fashion “Chinese”?
From 国潮 Guochao to the recent phenomenon of nostalgia, a chronicle of the evolving relationship between fashion and “Chineseness".
Editorial - Feeling nostalgic for the good old days?
Nostalgia, more than an individualized feeling, is a social phenomenon. And we are in to explore its various Chinese manifestations.
Hello from the other side: the meteoric rise of mobile phones in China
A history of phones from the communist era, when they were a rare luxury, to contemporary China, where they became a basic need for survival
Editorial - all things Chinese
From "chinoiserie" to "Made in China", Chinese objects inhabit our collective imagination. But what do they really say about nowadays China?
Why so Sang? Pessimism in Chinese youth culture
Sang culture, which centers around defeatism, loss, and pessimism, is gaining popularity on the Chinese Internet. But why so Sang?
Regaining Consumers’ Trust on RED, Instagram-like Chinese Social Media
How did 小红书 (RED) go from a trustworthy user reviews platform to a doubtful app full of heavily edited pictures and false advertisement?
Mao keeping track of the God of Fortune, or how Mao Zedong's iconography made space into fortune
Mao’s iconography might be the most used image to represent the PRC. But what about PRC’s fortune 运?
From Dongbei ayis to Supreme: A visual history of China's most (in)famous floral pattern
Winter is coming, and so are padded coats. The time when your around-the-block ayi takes a morning walk in her floral PJs is back!
Is Double Eleven perpetuating the patriarchy? Femininity and consumerism in China
Double Eleven is the biggest shopping festival on the planet, and it is targeting women. Why is that problematic?
Blind box economy: what soft-betting tells us about Chinese Millennials' over-consumption
Collecting objects without real utility has been associated with wealth. But why are Chinese youngsters spending a fortune in Popmart toys?
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