Matteo Damiani

Matteo Damiani is an Italian sinologist, photographer, author and motion designer. Matteo lived and worked for ten years in China. Founder of CinaOggi.it and China-underground.com.

Recent articles

China opens educational Mars base in the Gobi Desert

On Wednesday, an educational park was inaugurated not far from Jinchang, in the Gobi desert, with the aim of showing students and tourists what...

Amazon is shutting down its marketplace in China

Amazon is shutting down its domestic e-commerce marketplace business in China that allows Chinese consumers to buy from Chinese merchants, after the difficulties encountered...

Interview with Zhou Zhou, director of ‘Meili’

Meili portrays an intense human tragedy and a desperate universal truth, since disasters in her life soon becomes inexorably predictable. Please read the article here:...

Blue, Anita Wong’s Contemporary Traditional Photography series

"BLUE" is a Contemporary Traditional Photography series – a collection of Sun prints from Wong's original Chinese paintings. Sun prints (AKA blue photograph) is photography without the...

One of the four remaining Yangtze giant softshell turtles dies in China

One of the rarest turtles in the world, a Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei, 斑 鱉), died in China, leaving only three remaining...

Portraits of trees of Hong Kong and Southern China

Hong Kong possesses an impressively diverse tree flora with 390 native species. This book celebrates the incredible diversity, beauty and biology of the territory’s tree...

Articles by this author

Parkour in China

Parkour freestyle pictures taken in Kunming, Yunnan, China.I took these pictures in 2008 in Kunming.At the time parkour was not very popular among young Chinese.That summer I met Shen Yiliu, a friend of a friend, and we...

China’s Millennials: Interview with Eric Fish

China's Millennials challenges the idea that this generation has been pacified by material comfort and nationalism. Eric is currently working on his next book, dedicated to Chinese students studying in American universities. Interview by Matteo Damiani Official site |  TwitterChina-underground:...

85 images of the Ancient Earthen Castles in Tulou, Fujian

Not far from Xiamen, about four hours by bus, surrounded by Southern Fujian hills, Yongding county hosts many Hakka roundhouses. Tulou and nearby area are a perfect example of this architectural style.Fujian Tulou is a property of 46...

Leader of Marxist students detained in China

Chinese police detained one of the leading Marxist students, on the anniversary of the 125th birthday of the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong. Related articles: 2018, the year of missing persons in China, Chinese marxist students detained...

Missing in China: people who disappeared in China in 2018

2018 was another terrible year for human rights in China. Between rehabilitation centers in Xinjiang, an ever more invasive and effective surveillance system, social control, a very heavy censorship, and an intensive propaganda, Xi Jinping's China has become...

The Murder of Pamela Werner: Interview with Graeme Sheppard

A Death in Peking investigates the cold case of the brutal murder of Pamela Werner in 1937 using primary source material un-examined. Born and raised in London, Graeme Sheppard is a retired police officer with thirty years’ service...