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Renée Gray

Renée Gray

Cheap & Cheerful; Classic Chinese

GRANDMAS, reads the bright neon lit sign outside Waipo Jia (外婆家; Grandma’s Home) restaurant. With its humble Hangzhou beginnings, Waipo Jia now has multiple locations in Nanjing and other major cities around China; bringing Hangzhou style food across the country.

The Hanfu Movement; Fashion Politics

16 autumns ago, sparked the beginning of what is now known as The Hanfu Movement. It was, in fact, the autumn of 2001 and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit where world leaders Vladimir Putin, George .W. Bush and Zhang Zeming appeared in staged pictures around the world dressed in Manchu style jackets in what was at the time China’s nod to international peace and cooperation.

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