Nanjing Girls: Ni Ni, Hai Qing, Yang Zishan, Mei Ting, Bonnie Chen

Actresses Ni Ni, Hai Qing, Yang ZIshan, Mei Ting, and model Bonnie Chen brings us to their childhoods in Nanjing in this series of photos by Nanjing-born photographer Yin Chao.

I only really made this post for this cute BTS photo of Ni Ni eating watermelon.

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Sinology Sunday: He Sui and the architecture of Shaolin Temple by Yu Cong

Themed Martial Hero, this photoshoot by Yu Cong for the architecture magazine Wallpaper is easily my favorite so far of the year. The photos feature model-actress He Sui and disciples and architecture from the Shaolin Temple (in case you’re wondering, although you can become a monk there, most people  there are disciples studying martial arts and not monks).

Like their carefully choreographed   martial arts, I love how each person is so well choreographed into their surrounding yet seems to be performing their tasks flawless in every photo.
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Li Bingbing, Jason Statham, and The Meg by Chen Man

Chillin’ among the sharks

Chen Man proves she still nails fun, creative photoshoots with this new promo photoshoot for The Meg’s Jason Statham and Li Bingbing. Winston Chao also plays a leading role, while Mai Hongmei and upcoming Mulan-lead Yoson An make appearances. I watched it and thought it was a passable, fun shark movie with some cool shots. Li Bingbing’s English is still pretty lacking but she definitely has a bigger role than most other token Chinese females in co-productions. The movie is out in theaters in the U.S. and Europe on Thursday August 9 and August 30 in Australia.

Get your popcorn (shrimp) before you become fish food.

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Guardian leads Zhu Yilong, Bai Yu on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar

I’m so happy Zhu Yilong and Bai Yu are finally getting widespread recognition thanks to Guardian, even though the show itself is of subpar quality. Zhu Yilong is currently filming modern drama My True Friend 我的真朋友 with Deng Lun and Angelababy, while Bai Yu is filming Republican mystery drama Detective L 绅探.

The photos for Bazaar (online edition) were taken by Liang Hengyi.

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Ni Ni and Jing Boran are both now single

The most separately photogenic couple, Jing Boran and Ni Ni, have just announced on Weibo they broke up in May. I don’t usually post break-up news but I’ll take any opportunity to put up  pictures of either of them.

Here are some gifs of Jing Boran in Geneva and a minivideo and photoshoot aka car ad starring Ni Ni and Jin Dachuan. It’s a part of series that also has minivideos/ads starring Gao YunyuanYang Mi, Zhou Dongyu, and Zhong Chuxi.

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