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

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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Photographic history of Qi Gong and alternative medicine proliferation in China

History of Qi Gong - There are hundreds of types of Qi Gong: some only need meditation and others require body motion to music.They are popular among Chinese who wish to improve their health and cure...

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