Frank Underwood at center of Ying Zhu’s article for China Spectator, ChinaFile

In her article “Why Frank Underwood is great for China‚Äôs soft power,” Ying Zhu, chair of the CSI Media Culture department, “depicts a China capable of tipping the power balance in Washington. This is an implicit acknowledgement of China as the key US rival, a compliment and, no doubt, even an honour to many nationalistic Chinese viewers and party apparatchiks. Indeed, to my knowledge, this is the first time ever that a major U.S. production has put China at the center of its narrative, granting real power to a Chinese character.”

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