eeMedia Family Winter MV pictures Part 2

Li Yuanxi, Liu Xijun, and Zheng Shuang are the second group to film for the eeMedia family MV

So apparently the “Winter/New Years” MV  will actually have most of the eeMedia family but they’re being filmed separately, because it’s easier to coordinate. And eeMedia is really impressing me with how well-coordinated it’s become. Last year was a lot of firsts for the company and it showed. The previous MV was cute, but with stock outfits and everyone looked more tired than happy. The New Years concert also turned out messy. But this year everything  in Long Danni’s plan for the company  seems to have just about fallen into place and hopefully this year the New Years concert will be better too.

Continuing the  tradition from the last post, have a bit of Top Combine: new individual pics. Their album release date is confirmed as Dec. 13th, which is also coincidentally, Kimi Qiao Renliang‘s album release date. He also released new album pics. The boys aren’t trying to spread out at all are they?

Since most people who come to this site know Liu Xijun and Zheng Shuang, I’ll just give a brief description for Li Yuanxi (the one splashing Liu Xijun). She seems to be the only confirmed member of the eeMedia girlgroup – the “female version of Top Combine”. She was also one of my favorites in Supergirls 2009 because she was one of the smartest, planning each step she took. I love self-directed artists, simply because they last longer in the business, so I’m looking forward to see what she can do. According to one article, the girlband members will be announced at the Hunan TV New Years concert.

And some new Wang Yuexin ones from the last batch came out, since his assistant takes a lot of his pictures at events to keep his fans updated and from going crazy at the lack of an album. His fans are pretty patient though. ^^ I’m sticking them here since they fit with the water theme. And of course because I am utterly biased towards this boy. Come back with an album in 2010 ok?

39 thoughts on “eeMedia Family Winter MV pictures Part 2

  1. @Angela: I’m sorry you had to go through something like that. But you’re points are very well said. I still think China should concentrate on developing its soft power, export out Chinese culture as much as they are exporting other actual goods. Not just historical dramas, but movies set in the modern time that show everyday Chinese people’s lives. (but of course outsiders would just assume its all propaganda). People are biased because they are ignorant of Chinese or any Asian culture. Korean entertainment is so fascinating because they are getting their “representatives” out there and showing people their culture. This is why I’m so excited for all the fresh talents come out of China right now, and appreciate Cfensi for this English blog on Mainland entertainment.

    On a (lighter side note), is anyone in college taking Asian classes (Asian language, Asian study ect.) WHY is everyone in those classes Asian?

  2. Mind if I interject your conversation about China and being Chinese (beh and idarklight)?

    I always feel that it’s very important for people, non-Chinese, in America to develop a positive opinion about China. I’m a 2.5 generation Chinese American and I’ve been subjected to discrimination because of my heritage. “Me no speak English,” I get that a lot from fellow non-Chinese students while growing up. They view all Asian people as foreigners who can’t speak English when there is a significant number of Asians who are Americans.

    Whenever there’s some bad news about China, the entire Chinese community gets targeted in my area even when many of the members are Americans who have been living in America for more than 100 years. It doesn’t matter if my parents are Americans, we still get targeted for China’s bad image. Case in point, the Wen Ho Lee case. Although he’s a Taiwanese, and was accused of selling secrets to China, my family was specifically targeted. People threw eggs at our house, and one driver even yelled at my father and told him to go back to China. What made me so angry was that my father wasn’t even born in China, but they assumed so because we are non-Caucasians or non-Blacks, so we are automatically labeled as foreigners.

    I have come to understand that no matter how long my family has its roots in America, we will always be considered as foreigners from China, and can never be Americans. Whatever image is generated of China, the Chinese Americans will always be tied to it whether we want it or not. I have accepted this fact, and only want China to build a better image of itself, but this can’t happen with distorted media constantly harassing the country and its culture. So, beh, do you now understand why some of us are so eager to defend China’s image? We just want people to stop harassing us.

  3. @beh
    I’ll reply to you in full next week.

    but I do not see any problem with speaking minority languages during a two-way conversation that does not involve others. Go to China and you’ll see that so many people talk to each in their native dialects in a foreign place. I think it’s comforting to be able to have a common, if different, language. Being able to speak more than one languages is a gift, and I think it’s sad that some parents refuse to pass it on to their children.

  4. i don’t understand why so many chinese people feel a need to defend themselves whenever they’re caught in the middle of some anti-chinese talk. i mean, i know it’s nice to clear up misunderstandings and get them to see the actual truth, but realistically, some little speech you make in the middle of passing time at school isn’t really going to enlighten them, turn them into chinese-awesomeness advocates, or destroy the stereotypes already firmly established in a huge majority of the american mind. instead, just let them think whatever they want, allow them to miss out on whatever they choose, and enjoy your own privilege in knowing the truth and being prideful of what you know is good. it doesn’t matter if the whole world hates china. as long as you know how it really is like and you like the culture, i really don’t see why you would give a damn about whether or not everyone else likes it. chinese culture doesn’t develop to be displayed to the other people in the world. it develops to satisfy the need and wants of the chinese people–or anyone who’s interested in it.

    also about the comment about the chinese people who have low self-esteem… obviously if the chinese people aren’t living (and especially not born) in china, they’d feel more closely tied to the place where they were raised. just because you prefer to speak english or you know nothing about chinese culture doesn’t mean that you hate your heritage and feel ashamed about it. you can’t judge for other people how much they actually know about china. maybe you just think that they’re downsizing their abilities because your abilities are simply better than theirs. american born chinese teens and kids would feel more comfortable replying in english because it’s easier to listen to than to speak a language, and obviously having been raised in america, it makes more sense for them to have a lacking skill in chinese. chinese people don’t speak to each other in chinese in public because it’s simply rude to speak in a minority language, like directly excluding anyone who doesn’t speak chinese (which is a majority since you obviously don’t live in china). the koreans who speak korean to each other are incredibly rude. ask anyone (even some koreans) and they’ll tell you that.

  5. @1233: did you see the segment of Wei Chen’s play on youtube? it was basically everything that China’s been doing wrong (milk powdered, toys ect.) So it’s not only in the US that these things are being made fun off.

    @idarklight: Yea, that’s why it’s so heartwarming to hear stories of American having a good time in China. But they go in with an assumption that China’s going to be bad. This is why I like this site, it shows that China is developing it’s soft power (&it’s really sad), but the only way for outsiders to get to know China (or any Asian country) is through their soft power. &I hear you, I should totally be studying for my finals right now but keep coming back here. (so last post to finals are done)

  6. @1233
    THey are a group of 10-year-old boys that was on Happy Camp last week with BOBO

    It’s mostly unintentional bashing. I just had the most awkward dinner with the Chinese teachers at my school recently. It was three teachers, two Americans who’s been to China, and me. They had a long discussion about their bad experiences with mainland traffic, environment, water and burglary. It’s so frustrating because with cases like those, they happen everywhere. The traffic in Cairo is not that much better than that of mainland streets. Burglary cases can occur everywhere, anywhere. We have had two cameras stolen from us within one month in the United States. Yet when you tell an anecdote like that about China, and then someone else tells another one, it seems like all of China is infested with burglars and polluted water.

    You should tell everyone that American toys have a higher chance of recall than Chinese ones and that Chinese ones are actually safer. The only reason why there seems to be more defects with Chinese toys is because almost all toys are made in China.

    …wow I really need to be studying…

  7. Wait who are these “Super Brothers” everyone is talking about?

    A lot of conversations about China makes me uncomfortable. People say nasty things but it’s never as bad as when Chinese people make fun of themselves. One time during a school field trip we stumbled upon this retarded barbecue sauce titled “NOT Made in China”. Giant American flag. The labels say “Contains no Lead! Not made in sweatshop!” or some shit like that. And of course all the Chinese kids thinks this is hilarious and decides to take pictures with it. My Japanese friend goes “Wow. Isn’t this kind of offensive?” I feel like saying something but decide against ruining everyone’s fun and pose with the bottle. Pisses me off that I’m still tagged on facebook with that pic.

    ANYWAYS. Maybe I was overreacting but there’s just so many similar situations. It’s one thing to not take some dumb BBQ sauce bottle too seriously but it’s another thing to consent to its “humor” and blatantly laugh at yourself. At least that’s how I see it. /end rant

  8. @idarklight: I bet f(x) is heading to China soon. &How do they represent kpop so soon after debut, and a chance to stand on the same stage as Epik High too? Do u know if any Chinese artist is going to MIDEM 2010? TC?! BOBO?! ZHANG JIE?! ANSON HU! (who have a new amazing album out – highly recommend)

    I never actually had those deep bashing sessions with TW people, it’s like a unwritten taboo among Chinese/Taiwanese at my school.

  9. @chinkirox
    I did, actually. I used to be a big fan of both of them. She was also in a Rain commercial and another Lee Junki commercial. There are many, many talented people in this world that should shine, they just need the best place. With girlbands, the focus is personality. She may be able to dance, but maybe she should’ve sticked with dancing. The key to success is sometimes to do what you’re best at. Maybe you don’t have to shine, but you’ll at least be contributing to society.

    I think it’s even more awkward with Taiwanese people. With Americans, the conversation generally relates to politics that none of us are directly involved with and easily debated against. With awkward cross-strait conversations, it’s often anecdotes of bad experiences in mainland that are hard to counter.

  10. @Julie: I think the speaking Chinese thing depends on where you’re from. My school have a large population of Korean and Chinese, the fobby Koreans and Chinese kids find comfort in speaking Korean to each other. There are also some Korean kids that speak English instead of Korean to each other. For me personally, even if I’m fluent in Chinese and speaks Chinese at home, I wouldn’t speak Chinese around my fobby Chinese friends. It’s not a self esteem issue, it’s more of what you’re comfortable speaking to certain group of people in certain setting. Also, some of the kids really do speak English to their parent after their parents asked them a question in Chinese (I’ve seen it a lot, it’s kinda sad).

    &OMG I’m totally Super Brothers’ older sister fan! lol

    @idarklight: speaking of hangeng, do you know Victoria from f(x) came form the same school as him? I wonder if they talk to each other during their training days? lol … do you know she was in SHINee’s noonas mv & SJM’s U mv But she was over shadowed by Amber’s amberness and Krystal’s jessicaness during debut and now by Sulli’s cuteness. When is it her turn to shine?!

    &I was in the same situation, I was so excited for China and the Olympics but group of kids decided to tell me how evil China is. And when I asked them if they had actually visited or lived in China, they were like “why would I want to?” Why wouldn’t you want to? It’s a beautiful country, not only in its scenery but in its culture. China is the oldest living civilization, it has such a rich history and cultural diversity. Why wouldn’t you want to visit or even live there? The political system has it’s flaws, yes, but China hasn’t been this strong for thousands of year. All these people are ignoring all the contribution China has made to the modern world, and is only examining the political side (which they believe to be evil) of China. Each political system has it’s flaws but there are ways to improve it, and bashing on talk shows doesn’t help.

  11. I agree, but it bugs me how they’re basically bashing themselves, their family and their culture.

    Sigh at the Taiwan thing… And people talk about Chinese propaganda…

  12. @chinkirox/julie

    Oh, I was talking about Super Brothers. How Korean-influenced they were at such a young age is sad. And I can’t help but thinking that there isn’t a HanGeng in the group is because HanGeng’s from mainland. Watching Taiwanese TV shows talk about mainland is just such a shock to me because there has been absolutely zero nice words about mainland. Even a compliment is actually a complaint.

    The little girls went crazy near the end. Whenever the boys were suppose to perform, they took over.

    There is a certain stigma that comes with anything mainland, and it’s natural for someone in the US to feel that. I have felt so awkward in so many times when I’m in the middle of a mainland-bashing session and I don’t know what to say. I’m not going to join them to bash myself, but its very hard to speak against a room full of people who disagree with you.

    But I was raised to not believe in what everyone else says. Others were raised in that same environment, and it’s often easier for them to join the rest of the room and bash mainland.

  13. Oh really is kind of random but I hate how most Chinese are ashamed of being Chinese when Japanese/Koreans…etc aren’t.
    In my sat English class, everyone there is Chinese and the teacher is American. When the teacher asked what lAnguage they speak at home, like 90% of the people were like “my parents speak to me in Chinese and I reply in English. Or they refuse to admit that they speak Chinese frequently.

    And then at school, you see Koreans speaking Korean to one another, Japanese talking in Japanese… And Chinese talking in English.
    I feel like theirs something wrong with their selfesteem. It’s really bugging me. There’s nothing wrong with knowing chinese.

    Sorry for my rant

  14. sb= superboys LOL

    I’m going to stalk super brother now even though they’re way younger than me.

    Once the mainlands music/entertainment industry developes, I bet we are going to see less bashing. That’s why I’m supporting basically any new artist or group, even if some are a little lacking in talent.

  15. for the BOBO act => I like how even when they are suppose to be paired off with the girls, they were still singing or talking to each other, it was so cute! and Boaer’s nose thing was so cute! (total fan girl mode right now) ^_^

    @Julie: I KNOW! AREN’T THEY! I like the girls too, loved the little girl’s imitation lmao. But they were kind of annoying at the end b/c they wouldn’t let the boys perform (to a point where wei jia had to “hug” them back if you saw that part) but the boys were such gentlemen. They’re gonna be quite the looker when they grow up. they should have done SHINee’s Noona’s Pretty, those older sisters in the front row would have loved it lol

    @idarklight: idk what SB is but I’m sorry it made you sad. I don’t really want to start on politics on here. But I guess this isn’t really about politics, it’s about manners. And the comments are made so casually that you don’t really catch it until they’ve moved on. Even if they have a problem with mainland it is still REALLY rude so talk like that on public television (about anyone). Also, some of the shows I heard rude comments on are watched by the younger generation, it’s really sad that this is what they are exposed to before they get a chance to decide for themselves.

  16. @chinkirox
    That’s generally how it’s done, though. Most Happy Camp shows consists of two or three segments with different guests for each one. Generally one is famous and the other random interesting people.

    I thought last time was infinitely more adorable. There’s something special about BOBO being together, and it’s just not the same when they’re miles apart. The “gray space” and “today I will marry you” made me spazz though. The marriage song almost made me cry because their duo history just flashed in my mind as that song went on.

    SB made me sad for many reasons. The greater identification with people of a different heritage as opposed to one who’s across the strait is really sinking into me. I’ve recently seen a lot of Taiwanese TV shows and real people bash mainland as if it were natural and normal. It’s so sad that one group of people would say that about another group that is so similar to them.

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