Tag Archives: Beijing

Honest words with regards to Liu Xiang

Today we bring you a translation of a long weibo post on the topic of Liu Xiang, China’s favorite track star, and his recent “failure” at the London Olympics. This event was enough of a fiasco that it drew the … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei, Art with Chinese Characteristics, and the need for both Unity and Disunity

Picking up from where Hannah left off yesterday, I want to look at a couple ideas from Ai Weiwei’s essays that jumped out at me. Chinese Contemporary in Dilemma and Transition Ai’s essays provide a great reminder of why Ai … Continue reading

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A very different Olympics

I know I should have written about this a few days ago, but I find taking a few days to reflect usually leads to a more interesting post. The Beijing Olympic opening ceremony was unimaginable. I think most would describe … Continue reading

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