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The Curious Pigs: new Art Series by Anita Wong for the Year of the Pig 2019

February 5th 2019 marks the Chinese New Year, which brings our attention to the Pig. According to Chinese Zodiac story, the first God in heaven – Jade Emperor decided the order of the years by the time when the 12 animals arrived in a race to the great meeting.The Pig came...

Interview with Deer: Trip Rock in Hong Kong

Deer is a Mexican electronic group formed by Adriana Falcon and Miguel Bastida. They have performed concerts in the Far East, Europe and America in some of the major clubs and festivals such as Clockenflap (HK), Sonar (HK), Zandari Festa (Korea), V-Rox (Ru), Wake Up Festival (Taiwan), Soundrenaline ( ID)...

85 images of the Ancient Earthen Castles in Tulou, 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 are a perfect example of this architectural style.Fujian Tulou is a property of 46 buildings constructed between the 15th and 20th centuries over 120 km in...

The first photographs of Hong Kong, the Second Opium War, and Beijing, Felice Beato in 1860

Felice Beato (born in Venice in 1832 and died in Florence in 1909) was an Italian-British photographer among the first to take photographs in East Asia and the Mediterranean and one of the first war photographers.Through his work, many Westerners were able to see for the first time remote...

The 2018 Interviews on China with artists, photographers, directors, writers, and academics

A series of exclusive interviews on Chinese culture: from the environment to politics, architecture, LGBT rights, contemporary art, literature, comics, social rights, women in China, the Taiwanese question, the new Silk Road, poetry, documentaries, history, fashion, dance, rock, and cinema! A goldmine of first-hand stories about China and Chinese culture.All...

Interview with Chen Chen, author and poet

CHEN CHEN born in Xiamen, China, is an American poet grew up in Massachusetts. After graduating from Newton North High School, he received his B.A. in creative writing and Asian/Pacific/American Studies at Hampshire College in 2011, and his M.F.A. from Syracuse University in 2014.Chen is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in...

Lucie Liu’s TaipeiLove*: Taiwan’s unique journey towards same-sex marriage and equality

TAIPEILOVE* is a documentary from Berlin filmmaker Lucie Liu. Taiwan is the first country in Asia that on may 2017 ruled that same-sex couples should have the right to marry, even if the proposal was defeated in a recent referendum.Taiwan’s fight for marriage equality is the result of a long...

30+ illustrations of “An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham”

"An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham" is a book written by the Dutch explorer and author Johan Nieuhof published in 1665. Thanks to its success, several editions were printed and the book was translated into French, German, Latin and English.The illustrations...

Missing in China: people who disappeared in China in 2018

2018 was another terrible year for human rights in China. Between rehabilitation centers in Xinjiang, an ever more invasive and effective surveillance system, social control, a very heavy censorship, and an intensive propaganda, Xi Jinping's China has become a reference model for the authoritarian regimes, not only from the political...

Award-winning Chinese photojournalist Lu Guang detained in Xinjiang, says his wife

Xu Xiaoli, Lu Guang's wife, says the photographer is missing and that she has not been able to contact him since November 3. Update: Photograher LuGuang’s family has recently received notification from the public security in Kasghar that Lu has been formally arrested but there is no written...