Matteo Damiani

CHINA-UNDERGROUND. 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

Hong Kong PolyU is under siege by the police

The Hong Kong authorities ordered the protesters barricaded inside the polytechnic to surrender. Local authorities threaten to use live bullets as standoff with protesters escalates Update...

Interview with Jumping Goat

Jumping Goat (跳山羊)is a post-punk, garage noise band from Xi'An, the ancient capital of China. In October Jumping Goat released their debut album 'Walking on...

The number of pandas in captivity rises to 600 globally

60 panda cubs were born in captivity in 2019, 57 of which survived, thus bringing the population of pandas in captivity to 600 worldwide,...

Two People Hospitalised With Deadly Pneumonic Plague in China

Two people have been diagnosed with the pneumonic plague - a rare case of the highly-contagious disease that is fatal if left untreated. The two...

51 children injured after man sprays caustic soda in a kindergarten in China

On Monday afternoon, a 23-year-old man, Kong Mohan, unemployed, broke into Dongcheng Kindergarten in Kaiyuan City, Yunnan province, and sprayed caustic soda in a...

Hong Kong protests: Man set alight hours after protester shot by police as anti-government violence escalates

A man has been set on fire in the former British colony, as the city experiences one of the most dramatic days in over...

Articles:

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...

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...
 

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