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Summer Watch List

A Film Review Roundup

Six brilliant Chinese films for you to stream inside where it’s cool on hot summer days.

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Ascension

A Film Review

What does it mean to pursue the “Chinese Dream”? And how can those of us who watch a film like Ascension move away from judgement and toward understanding and compassion for people struggling to achieve their dream?

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Found

A Film Review

Found…is clear about its purpose—to tell the stories of three girls who are looking for the puzzle pieces of their identity.

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Rickshaw Boy

A Book Review

Can poverty rob a man of his soul? Can betrayal by the things you love most break the constraints of the God-given conscience and society’s mores? Rickshaw Boy challenges the reader with these wrenching considerations. Though set in a bygone era in a culture that has since been transformed by globalization, Lao She speaks to us clearly—perhaps even more so than to his contemporaries.

ZGBriefs

ZGBriefs | June 24, 2021

Will I Return to China? (June 22, 2021, China File) We asked respondents how likely they were to travel to China once COVID restrictions were lifted. We provided five choices: “Definitely Will Visit,” “Probably Will Visit,” “Unsure,” “Probably Won’t Visit,” and “Definitely Won’t Visit” and asked them to choose one response and then to elaborate on their choice if they wished.

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Beethoven in Beijing

A Film Recommendation

The remarkable story of the Philadelphia Orchestra's decades-long relationship with China is told in the documentary film Beethoven in Beijing. See it free until May 14, 2021.

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3 Questions: Christian Architecture in China

An Interview with Alexander Quan

Visiting churches and other religious architecture in China—via videos.

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Leap

A Film Review

A biographical sports drama spanning decades, telling the inspiring story of China’s women's national volleyball team.

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Nian

A Film Review

“If we let our fears hold us back, we will miss out on all that is beyond what we can imagine.”

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76 Days

A Film Review

Director Wu Hao takes his audience to Wuhan to experience what it was like to be a doctor or nurse in a hospital there, or to be a patient in one of the wards.