censorship, costume dramas, tv dramas, yanxi palace

Beijing Banning TV Dramas for Not Being Communist Enough

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) obsession with censorship has now resulted in a complete ban of all costume drama series from TV. The shows were banned because they lead impressionable young Chinese onto “wrong paths.” Banning TV dramas Since 2012, the Chinese government has placed strict rules on broadcasting palace dramas. Such shows only account ...

Max Lu

A scene from Yanxi Palace.

Ai Weiwei’s Segment Cut From Movie Anthology to Appease Beijing

Chinese political dissident Ai Weiwei’s segment from the movie anthology Berlin, I Love You was cut from the film’s American release after producers were concerned about a backlash from Beijing. Producers were worried that including Weiwei’s segment would harm their prospects to secure funding for future movies. Censoring Ai Weiwei “The reason we were given ...

Jessica Kneipp

Ai Weiwei.