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.

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‘The Eight Hundred’ pulled at the last minute at the Shanghai Film Festival

War movie 'The Eight Hundred' by Hu Guan removed as an opening film by the Shanghai Film Festival Read: ‘The Eight Hundred’ pulled at the...

Interview with Man-kei Tam, director of Amnesty International Hong Kong: what will happen next in Hong Kong?

We interviewed Dr. Mankei Tam (MK), director of Amnesty International Hong Kong about the recent protests against the extradition bill in China: what are...

Betwixt and Between By Margaret Sun

This is a unique memoir of modern China, a story of courage, of despair and of hope. Margaret Sun was born in Shanghai in 1935...

40+ Chinese Movies, Anime, Documentaries to watch on Netflix, June 2019

Top Movies, Tv Shows, Anime, Documentaries from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan available on Netflix. Read: 40+ Chinese Movies, Anime, Documentaries to watch on Netflix,...

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Hong Kong against the extradition bill: 72 injured

The bill, if adopted, according to the protesters, would allow China to suppress opponents and political critics in Hong Kong. UPDATE: At least 72 injured...

A conversation with Yafei Qi: generational gap, environment changes, social expectations

Yafei Qi - ⻬齐亚菲, born 1987 in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China, lives and works in Berlin. She majored in Film and Video Art with a...

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Animals of China

Discovering some of the most exotic wild animals that inhabit this vast country.Images of Animals of ChinaGiant Panda Firefox, Red PandaChinese alligatorTigerWhite TigerBactrian CamelWild Indian ElephantSnob-Nosed MonkeyYakPictures: Matteo Damiani, Oliver Huang Linwu 

Dreamy sea of flowers of Luoping

Luoping county is 228 km to the east of Kunming, Yunnan, China, not far from Guizhou Province.At this time of year the yellow rapeseeds are in full bloom. Hundreds of beekeepers are scattered in the countryside, so...

Yuanmou Ghost Village

An abandoned village by the curious history, about seven to eight hours drive from Kunming, lies not far from Yuanmou, Chuxiong County.Known by locals simply as the "ghost village" (guicun), once this place housed a hundred families....

35 old great images of American and Chinese soldiers fighting side by side

Flying Tigers: During the war of resistance against Japanese forces, American military photographers snapped thousands of photos of American and Chinese soldiers, engaged in military actions or in everyday life moments in Southern China and Burma.American military...

Traditional Dragon Dance images in Heqing, Yunnan

Traditional Dragon Dance performed by Bai elderly people in Heqing, Dali Prefecture, Yunnan.Dancers are called by local people to bring good luck for the New Year.Pictures by Matteo Damiani

The perilous life of a Chinese Stormtrooper

501st Legion is an all-volunteer Worldwide organization formed for the purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate.Some fans are content to collect action figures...other fans want to be action figures. ...