The Lost Tomb releases stills

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Don’t worry, I’m military-trained in the skills of dandelion dances.

Internet series The Lost Tomb, based on the popular books of the same name, released its first set of stills featuring the tomb-raiding crew of  Li Yifeng, Yang Yang, Ken Chang, Liu Tianzuo, and Wei Wei.

Tang Yan has also joined the crew last month as the female “lead” Ah-Ning. This is her second collaboration with Li Yifeng following The Legend of Fragrance.

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The Lost Tomb releases character posters

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Our darling  Yang Yang is finally going to make it and look at how hot he is!

After months of speculations,  Tomb-robbing series The Lost Tomb 盗墓笔记 finally revealed its cast. The H&R Century internet series, based on the second of the book series, follows the gorgeous cast of Li Yifeng, Yang YangKen Chang, Wei Wei (the snake-dragon from Ancient Sword),  and Liu Tianzuo as they explore the world of lost tombs across China.

Along with the film series of the same name, The Lost Tomb series is planned to be an eight-year endeavor, with one season released per year beginning next year. The project is co-produced by author Xu Lei (南派三叔).

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I am Singer 2 starts this Friday, releases posters

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How will the young G.E.M. fare against her elders?

With the new year comes new seasons of all our favorite shows, including musical competition “I am Singer.” The opening seven will feature the amazing young artists G.E.M. and Zhou Bichang, R&B artist Gary Cao, rocker Luo Qi, host Phil Chang, and classic Wei Wei and epic theme song’er Han Lei, although I wish he had sung this song instead. Included in the link are what is rumored to be their first song, the only one where they’re allowed to sing their own songs. Who are you looking forward to the most?
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Ethnic minorities in Chinese entertainment

Does she look Chinese to you?

One of the most frustrating things about introducing new Chinese artists are the “they don’t look Chinese” comments. Considering China has 56 official ethnicities with their ancestral homes in China, and who knows how many unofficial ones, and 1.3 billion people, it’s unfair to homogenize any part of China (or of the world ). And according to wikipedia, minority populations are rising at 7 times the rate of the Han Chinese because the One Child Policy only applies to Han Chinese (no, China is not trying to eliminate its minorities via One Child).

Photographer Chen Haiwen recently paid a tribute to the diversity of China by producing a series of photos that captured this diversity. Along with a team of photographers, he traveled across China for a year to take photos of a family from each ethnic group. Those, along with thousands of other photos captured on the trip, were put on display in Beijing’s WangFuJing Street last month. zhouzhzh on youtube has a slideshow of all the photos.

Here’s a spot light on some, definitely not all, minority Chinese artists in pop culture.

Super Girl He Jie

our Yi-group
manager: Super Boy Ji Jie and brand manager for Bacardi
members: two powerful and tomboyish songstresses SM’s lost cause Zhang Liyin
and really lost cause Super Girl He Jie
and boyband Blue Bird Flying Fish‘s 70.
HuHu’s not Yi, but he’s there by association. Maybe Zhang Yunjing can join, too, by marriage. (more…)