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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Interview with Zhang Bo and Zhang Chong, directors of “The Fourth Wall”

The movie tries to break the wall that stands between us and our lives, memories and future. Zhang Chong and Zhang Bo are both graduates...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said it is “very difficult” for China’s economy to grow at a rate of 6 percent

China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 6.3% in the first half of the year, and Li said the economy was “generally stable” in the...

Interview with Jared Stone, one of the photojournalists in the video of Hong Kong police throwing tear gas grenade at press members

Jared Stone is an Australian photojournalist and fully trained emergency nurse from Melbourne. From August 30, he is in Hong Kong to document the Hong...

People who are strangers to liquor are incapable of talking about literature. Mo Yan

Author: Mo Yan. Origin: The Republic of Wine, chapter 3, pag. 25 “People who are strangers to liquor are incapable of talking about literature.” ― Mo...

Interview with SimpleBao, Visual Storyteller and Street Artist

Bao is a Hong Kong born and based self-taught artist who mainly loves freestyle work with murals and illustrations. She started her career in 2015...

He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious. Sun Tzu

Author: Sun Tzu. Origin: Chapter III · Strategic Attack, The Art of War (roughly 5th century BC). 知可战与不可战者胜。 "He who knows when he can fight and...

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Miserable life of a Goldfish in China …

The life of a goldfish in China can be quite tough.Not everyone is lucky enough to spend its life in pools in parks. For most of them, life is not worth anything. During our stay...

Chenggong, one of the largest new ghost town in Asia: 36 pictures

Ghost town in China - Chengong was meant to be a major economic and university center. Within a few years become one of the largest ghost town in China, despite the market of Luosiwan, recently moved into the...

Bem-vindo ao Amoy: 40 Xiamen pictures

Xiamen pictures - Xiamen, or Amoy is a small town (at least for China's standards, since it has more than two and a half million inhabitants) overlooking the Taiwan Strait, and thanks to its geographical position has...

Forgotten Places I – Decay and abandonment in China

Abandoned factories about to be demolished in the city limits.Chinese character 拆(chai) is painted on the buildings about to be demolished. 09/04/2009 | Pictures by Matteo DamianiTopic: abandoned places

Lost cities, Temporary Ghost Town in China

Night images of a district in Kunming, Yunnan, about to be destroyed.In Kunming, as in many other Chinese cities, we are witnessing the demolition (literally) of a recent past. For years Chinese architecture was represented almost exclusively...

Hakka Walled Village – Beautiful Hakka Round houses, 21 pics

Hakka Walled Village: Rounded, rectangular or pentagonal. The exotic houses scattered around Southern 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...