Sex is a taboo topic in China. People rarely publicly discuss sex; the “birds and the bees” talk from parent to child is also much less common than in the West.
A language is more than its modern “usefulness.” It is place, history, emotion, and collective consciousness.
“For me, it is improving services, making the city more attractive to investors, young couples, families, and visitors.”
“The ad invites the viewer to embrace diversity by remarking, ‘There’s a Coke for you.'”
“‘Youth’ is about not idealizing the Mao era; it is about the youth lost within it.”
“Generational trauma is a constant, quiet part of our identities, and Vuong is fittingly gentle in how he communicates this.”
A gay landlord from Taiwan must marry his tenant in order to hide his homosexuality from his traditional parents.
There is something magical about seeing old hometown friends in a new city.