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Tiny Times: The Rise of the West in Chinese Pop Culture

When China’s richest writer-turned-filmmaker Guo Jingming released his debut film Tiny Times, he managed to provoke two extreme reactions. With their mood of decadent excess, Tiny Times reflects the growing materialism in China. Not everybody is pleased about the values they represent in this movie. If Chairman Mao was alive, he might shudder in disgust. […]

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