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Don’t read too much into the Olympics and other practical advice from Ai Weiwei


Today, we continue our ongoing series on Ai Weiwei’s book, Time and place. A World Without Honor By 2006 China had already tapped Zhang Yimou to direct the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. To Ai this was completely unacceptable, … 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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The end of my time in China, but not the end of Seeing Red in China


With the conclusion of the school year, I marked the end of my 5th consecutive year in China. Soon, I will be heading back to the United States and applying to graduate programs related to international development and theology. It … Continue reading

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