Haexagon Concepts has just released their industry report on the film industries in Hong Kong & China. It’s a snappy, well-researched report, and tackles subjects ranging from advertising methods to the emergence of transmedia storytelling in these two regions.
An excerpt about Hong Kong’s advertising quagmire:
“A major problem in HongKong is that there aren’t…
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Danwei reports that the Chinese dubbed version of Garfield 2 has gained popularity by using “netspeak.”
In the movie, Garfield has a twin: “One cat speaks more formally, while the other is dubbed using elements of netspeak (like 顶 and 东东) and lines reminiscent of popular quotes from movies and commercials. The result is a completely inculturated Garfield.”
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Another site one could spend hours on…searching among the cartoon images on China’s leading search engine, Baidu. Go here for the search that yielded the image above, Sun Wukong the Monkey King in “Rebellion Against Heaven,” this particular image from a book cover.
Go here for Baidu’s cartoon animation search. Just below the bulleted links you’ll…
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While we are busy writing about Xu Jinglei’s blog knocking BoingBoing off the top spot at Technorati, bloghoo.Sohu.com puts Xu well below China’s really popular blogs–at least on Sohu, one of China’s top portals. Nydia Chen, who’s working with us at Virtual China this summer, will be doing a comparison of the top portals’ blogging ranks, so watch…
Continue readingSong Zude’s 宋祖德 nasty gossip blog: big on Sohu
Evan Osnos of the Chicago Tribune has a nice article on the paradox of today’s Chinese media ecology. You’ve got heavyhanded regulation on one hand, and rampant p2p damn-the-copyright file sharing on the other. Some things off limits, most things not. Osnos notes:
…as blogs grow unchecked, they are creating a generation of Chinese who
never read the state-run People’s Daily…
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