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Crang

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Popeye, thanks for posting these pictures. Keep them coming.



It's a complex question, but in short more risks need to be taken. The Chinese education system doesn't exactly reward cultural creativity. Although there's an element of conformity in South Korea and Japan, things like animation/manga/etc are seen as acceptable career choices there, whereas in China they're not as much.

As for the entertainment system itself, due to strict censorship it rarely takes any risks. If you think about manga for example, there is a lot of it and much of it is highly provocative, not just on a sexual level but also in terms of magic/spirituality, politics, attitudes towards authority, etc. Those sorts of publications would not be allowed in China.

It's the same with TV and movies. It would not have been possible for a Chinese company to make a show like The Voice, or any of the other K-dramas that show corruption at the highest levels of business, officialdom and police, especially given that the crimes are normally solved by a few mavericks against the orders of their superiors.

There will probably some individual successes in the near future, but if China wants cultural soft power on the level of South Korea and Japan, I think the censors will need to back off and allow more politically/culturally challenging material. Similarly children will need to be given more opportunities to express themselves, rather than tread a narrow line.
Well I was being somewhat rhetorical :rolleyes:, but.... The Voice of China premiered 2012, although it's now called 中国好声音, which is extremely popular with young people. There are a lot of successful Chinese anime artists working on Genshin Impact. But I see you've stopped your streak of intellectually swindling people on this forum, keep it up.
 

Mr T

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"The Voice of China premiered 2012, although it's now called 中国好声音, which is extremely popular with young people.

I said the K-drama, not the talent show.

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Also I have no idea how a Chinese version of an existing talent show would be relevant to Chinese soft power.

There are a lot of successful Chinese anime artists working on Genshin Impact.

Sure, except that's just one game (a free to play one at that) which also borrows hugely from Nintendo's Breath of the Wild visually. It's a step in the right direction for the industry, but it's not a sign of a breakthrough.
 
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Appix

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Equation

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Popeye, thanks for posting these pictures. Keep them coming.



The Chinese education system doesn't exactly reward cultural creativity.... I think the censors will need to back off and allow more politically/culturally challenging material. Similarly children will need to be given more opportunities to express themselves, rather than tread a narrow line.
That don't exist in the Christian education system either. They surely don't teach about the positive side of Communist China in their Bible.:rolleyes: You act like Chinese doesn't have artistic creativity on their own under the CCP ruling.
 

Xsizor

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There is absolutely no reason for a Global power like China to flex its Soft power just like Korea and Japan.

Even without doing much, even during the decades of turbulence and strife, Chinese soft power has endured.

Which Asian cuisine is more famous?
It is Chinese. Everyone everywhere knows about Chinese cuisine and Chinese takeaways.

Asian movies? Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee.

Let them name some Japanese or Korean actors and chances are they'll name Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. That's it.

Its actually hilarious. China gets soft power through the actions of others.
Case in point - Kung Fu Panda series.
Mulan by Disney.

China doesn't need to impress anyone.
 

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