Feeling the beats of the Chinese rap culture

Rap music in China

Chinese rap and hip-hop music slowly emerged in the late 80s, along with the establishment of the Juliana Club in Beijing. In 1984, the club is the only one in Mainland China to welcome foreign DJs, who began to play rap on a daily basis. Chinese rap culture gives a space for Chinese subcultures to […]

China Paradigm 59: Becoming an iconic design brand in China

design brand in China

In this episode of China Paradigm Dominic Johnson-Hill, founder & CEO of Plastered 8, speaks with Matthieu David-Experton about being a Beijing centered brand in China, censorship, and the process of creativition. Not only does he tells us about the workings behind the creativity of Plastered 8, an iconic design brand in China, but also […]

China research: Internet censorship

In his 2012 TED talk, Michael Anti discusses how China has made great strides in online social networks even though the government censors the internet. Unlike the United States where citizens enjoy complete freedom of speech, Chinese internet users are restricted from many foreign sites and are forbidden to talk about certain issues online. Although […]