On Shanghai dance halls of the late '30s and a vinyl tango artifact that survived Mao’s Cultural Revolution.
15 Aug 2017
Pema Tseden's Tharlo presents an allegory of Tibet and China in the guise of a film noir story set in Thailand
14 Mar 2017
Award-winning fiction writer Jack Livings discusses his new book, The Dog, and the importance of writing with moral purpose.
03 Sep 2015
Tattoos, ragged skinny jeans, and Ramones t-shirts don’t comprise a sartorial image typical of the People’s Republic of China, but any politically repressive society is bound to breed misfits, and Shaun Jefford’s documentary illuminates this previously ignored niche of contemporary life in the Chinese capital.
07 Jan 2013
From the peak of the Qing Dynasty to today, China has moved far and fast. Here's a chance to catch up.
05 Dec 2012
World War II changed the way we eat, live and work on such a fundamental scale that to those in the West it seems like there has never been anything other than the globalized world it created.
01 Oct 2012
Like the scene in romantic movies where two lovers see each other from across a crowded room and begin running towards one another, culturally the US seems to be rushing towards China as fast as China is rushing towards the US.
05 Aug 2012
Peking, on the edge of World War II, couldn't have been more fraught with tension. The brutal murder of a young Englishwoman was the proverbial match struck to this powder keg of a city.
13 May 2012
The diplomat believes he’s a skillful player, he believes he’s in control; but the game is much bigger than he is, and defines what he can and cannot do.
02 Nov 2011
The various threads of Eric Enno Tamm's journey converge and he offers as lucid an insight into China’s malaise as any foreigner could be expected to provide.
31 Jul 2011
Governments tend to take on their worst form, to devolve to their most horrific manifestation, when they kill artists. Artists look out into the horrors of the world, and inevitably, the horrors sometimes reach back.
22 Jul 2011
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