Ying Zhu’s recent OpEd review of Tiny Times (read the review on TheAtlantic.com>) was recently referenced in the NY Times article entitled “A Film-Fueled Culture Clash Over Values in China: In ‘Tiny Times’ Movies, Material Girls Have a Nation Tsking.”


Film critics have described the first movie [Tiny Times] as being like “The Devil Wears Prada” meets “Sex and the City” (without the sex). The Chinese critic Raymond Zhou denounced “Tiny Times” in The Beijing Evening News and in a subsequent appearance on the China Central Television show “Crossover,” faulting its undercurrent of “crass” materialism and “bad taste.” The New York-based media scholar Ying Zhu, writing with Frances Hisgen in The Atlantic online in an article widely cited in China, condemned the film’s “twisted male narcissism.”

Read the article from NYTimes.com>