The Case of Bai Ling

ANDREA MONETON explores official and popular reactions to a controversial actress’ presence in a documentary about the Long March.   In late October, CCTV, the state-run television broadcaster in China, removed an episode of its documentary series which commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Long March in response to criticism of the network’s choice to cast controversial actress Bai Ling. The near-sacred nature of the Long … Continue reading The Case of Bai Ling