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

‘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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Best video games set in China and Hong Kong

China has provided an exotic and cosmopolitan backdrop to many international games set mostly or entirely in China or Hong Kong. Chinese culture and China is quite a vast tapestry in its history, themes, and ideas. The following...

Best New Chinese Movies to Watch in 2018

2018 was characterized by many action, thriller, fantasy and animation films.Action films and comedies, which are always very successful in China, were not lacking.The most popular and interesting Chinese movies of 2018, from indie films and documentaries (Dead Souls, Xiao...

Yunnan’s Greatest Explorers

Yunnan has always been a land capable of evoking suggestive visions and attracting great explorers. MARCO POLO During his adventurous trips to China, Marco Polo, in the wake of the Mongols, also arrived in Yunnan. He described some local...

Interview with Badiucao, political cartoonist, and rights activist

Badiucao (巴 丢 草) is an appreciated Chinese political artist and rights activist.The name Badiucao was adopted to protect his real identity. Badiucao uses satire and pop culture references as tools...

The Grotesque Mini World of Hairy Monkeys, 20+ images

Hairy monkeys (毛猴) are a unique traditional handicraft of the old Beijing made with cicada shell and magnolia bud. The art of the hairy monkeys combines the 'monkeys' with the artist's vision, creating a bizarre artistic world.Although they...

Facts, History & Combatants of the Boxer Rebellion

The Boxer Uprising (拳亂), Yihetuan Movement (義和團運動), "The Righteous and Harmonious Fists". 1899 - 1901.To fully understand the rancorous feelings of boxers towards foreigners, one must necessarily look at the tormented historical context. During the nineteenth century Chinese...