“Transformers 4 May Pander to China, But America Still Wins” is the headline of Ying Zhu’s most recent Opinion piece published online by the Asia Society.


“Hollywood made news this summer with the China triumph of Transformers: Age of Extinction, which broke all previous Chinese box office records. The Chinese box office even outsold the North American box office. But jubilation over the film’s monetary success has been dampened somewhat by jeers from major news outlets in the West that Transformers 4 was yet another example of Hollywood’s selling out to China.”

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Dr. Ying Zhu is a leading scholar on Chinese cinema and media studies, professor in and Chair of the Department of Media Culture, and  author or editor of eight books, including Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television (New Press, 2012).