Art in China

Art in China

Contemporary art in China: essays, best artists, best works.

The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s largest photography competition. The aim of the awards is to recognise and reward the best photography in the world. The ninth edition took place in London (22 April - 8 May...
After the snow the West Lake was covered with frost. World is in serenity. All seemed so simple, sounded so quiet, just like the days we were still in mothers' wombs, eager to meet the world. Photographer: Jiaye Li © Jiaye...
These photos document the life of Tajiks living in the Tashkurghan Autonomous County in Xinjiang, China. Life is hard in this cold place on the Pamirs where there are vast stretches of the Gobi Desert. Tajiks have been living...
Left-behind children refer to those whose parent or parents go to work as migrant workers in bigger cities and leave them behind in the care of one parent, grandparent(s) or other elder relatives in rural villages. This has been...
Tibetan nomads face many challenges to their  traditional way of life including political pressures, forced resettlement by China’s government, climate change and rapid modernisation. The Tibetan Plateau, often called “the Roof of the World”, is the world’s highest and largest...
Hubei Tian Qin Company produces macaques for use in research experiments. Strict management of the 700 monkeys in the facility provides standardised research monkeys that can replicate accurate, true effects in the experiments that they are used for. 100,000...
The Eagle Hunting festival, organised by the local hunting community, is part of an effort to promote and grow traditional hunting practices for new generations in the mountainous region of western China that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. The...
A history of heavy dependence on burning coal for energy has made China the source of nearly a third of the world's total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the toxic pollutants widely cited by scientists and environmentalists as the primary...
The ancient castle used by both Ming and Qing dynasties in Yuxian County village, Hebei Province, China. Photographer: Maoyuan Cui, China Maoyuan Cui is a member of Chinese Photographer Association Art Committee, ex-director and professor of  the Photography School, Tianjing...
The Chinese community has a symbiotic relationship with tea dating back through the ages. There's a saying "If you don't drink tea, you are not Chinese". Taken in an old Chinese Tea House in Pencheng District, Chengdu, China, which...
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