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Nanjing, cn
Monday, February 18, 2019
republican era

The “Modeng” Women; Republican Era Posters Art Exhibition

Smoking, to the women of 1920s and 30s Shanghai, was terribly classy. It was the epitome of “modeng” (摩登), a transliteration of the English...

Warhol’s 
“Disco Lights” 
in China

For such an influential and famous artist, Andy Warhol was in fact a rather shy and quiet figure. His subjects, on the...
Lucky Red

Why is Red Not Always Lucky in China?

Let me guess you’ve heard once or twice that the colour red in China is a symbol of happiness and good luck. Red packets...
NUA Degree Show

From End to Beginning; A Roundup of NUA’s Degree Show

If there is one nation of people who can spectacularly whip up magnificence out of mess, carnival out of chaos, all in a teeth-clenching,...

Now that Tipples My Fancy

It is not an exaggeration to say that everyone who learns Chinese calligraphy will at some point come across Wang Xizhi,...

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...
Yangzhou Eccentric Encounters

Eccentric Encounters & Salty Solutions

On the top floor of the flashy Deji Plaza is a recently opened art museum which is showing an exhibition of the “Eight Eccentrics...

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...

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...
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