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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Calligraphy or What?

A room full of calligraphy can be heavy going on the untrained eye, but this month AMNUA eases us in with a stimulating exhibition...

Saving Face; the Art of Surveillance

Some days it’s hard not to envy the “baoan” (security guard) where I live as I heave tearing plastic bags up seven flights to...

Virtual Art Exhibition vs. Child Poverty Relief

For 10 consecutive days this summer, Aha School took 130,000 Chinese children on a virtual tour of some of the world’s greatest museums, from...

Archi-Capital; Gems in Nanjing

It both surprises and delights me that after living in Nanjing for 2 years I still regularly come across unexpected and intriguing architecture on...

Hip-Hopaganda; This is China

Four young lads huddle round a mixing deck in Chengdu. Flat caps, groomed eyebrows and baby’s bottom chins. They could be TF Boys in...

Viva Chinese Arte Viva!

“Artists die generation by generation, but art is immortal,” said Qiu Zhijie to Cafa Art in April. Curator of the China pavilion at this...

Shattering Glass, Shattering Earth

Chairman Mao famously said, “Women hold up half the sky”. If by “sky” he was in some small way also referring to the “Chinese...

No Messing with Our Heads

Twenty-eight million euros was the winning bid for the two bronze animal heads. Once prized imperial treasures of Emperor Qianlong, the two heads, one...
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Feng Shui Masters; The Architecture of China’s Temples

Anyone who has visited more than two temples in China will have noticed that most are architecturally and structurally similar. While...