Articles tagged china, history, travel

P.K. 14 + Xiao He: 14.Nov.09 - Washington DC

P.K. 14 + Xiao He: 14 November 2009 - Govinda Gallery, Washington DC / Chinese punks storm the American Capitol / Words and Pictures by Mehan Jayasuriya

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Running Away by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Toussaint dives deep into how we stretch ourselves thin between places in our attempt to be with one another.

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29 Oct 2009 // 9:59 PM

Crime, Delirium, and Paris

In the second installment of his overseas correspondence, the Rockist gets robbed. And this time, not by an American corporation.

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22 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Beijing Coma by Ma Jian

This book should be essential reading to students in Iran and across the world who need a manual on student activism.

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The ‘Ol Crotchety One Kicks It Transatlantic Style

PopMatters sends its weekly culture columnist abroad, with hopefully a one-way ticket.

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Looking for the Lost: Memoirs of a Vanishing Japan

With its narrow streets and dark and hidden infoldings, there’s a distinctly feminine, mysterious, and inexplicably magnetic aspect to Japan that exists in few other places in the world.

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The Landmark Herodotus by  Robert B. Strassler

An extraordinary account of a long distant past, one that provides a well-rendered portrait of the human condition in ancient times.

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24 Jun 2009 // 10:00 PM

Mamer: Eagle

Mamer demystifies the experience of Chinese Central Asian music and keeps the beauty of the sound.

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China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

At once intimate and devastating, China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province insists on tight framing of grieving faces.

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For an artistic medium that focuses heavily on mimicking real life activities, video games still have a few activities that they still seem to struggle

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Licentious Gotham by Donna Dennis

The book is not necessarily a history of erotic publishing as much as the history of erotic publishing’s clash with the law.

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9 Apr 2009 // 6:30 AM

Taboo removal: In China, tattoos make a comeback

BEIJING - While getting a tattoo in Mandarin characters may be all the rage among some Westerners, particularly basketball stars, in the ink parlors in

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In Cod We Trust & Magic Bus

Where else in the world can one find a town called Hell, a German U-Boat-turned-bowling alley, and Vinmonopolet, government-run wine and liquor stores?

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25 Mar 2009 // 3:33 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - China, which has previously shut down video traffic on YouTube’s network without explanation, did so again Tuesday, according to Google. “

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Dave Barry’s History of the Millennium (So Far)

International relations get another moment in the spotlight when Barry mentions that in December 2006 the five permanent members of the UN Security Council include the US, the UK, Russia, China, and Google.

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BEIJING—The venues were great, the competition was exciting and no major international incident stained the Olympic Games that concluded here Sunday. Yet was that

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BEIJING - Seven years ago, when Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympic Games, China set out to sow gold, following the old proverb that says, “To

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BEIJING - There’s a famous Chinese saying, first spoken by the old revolutionary Deng Xiaoping, that people here repeat all the time. It goes

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18 Aug 2008 // 4:18 AM

Time to clear the air: That’s not smog hovering over Beijing, swallowing entire office buildings like a mighty python. It’s just “a funny

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15 Aug 2008 // 7:05 AM

This country is crazy about table tennis

BEIJING—Historians have long marveled that the relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic China really began to defrost because of table

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