Chinese animation is a vibrant, distinctive industry — so why do so many people still call it ‘anime’?

The Monkey King from Monkey King: Hero is Back wearing a yellow tunic and blue pants bursts through a cloud of debris
Monkey King: Hero is Back | Image: Beijing Weiyingshidai Culture & Media, Hengdian Chinese Film Production Co., October Animation Studio, S&C Pictures, Shandong Film and Television Production Center

Donghua has its own identity, and it’s one worth knowing

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