Articles tagged china

Who Doesn’t Love the Smell of New Book?

"The sensual experience of reading still exerts its hold on us, as does the desire to represent and display our knowledge, attitudes, and passions on our bookshelves."

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Whatever the Future May Hold, Paper Has a Rich History

The Paper Trail makes the case that paper is one of history's most revolutionary technologies even as its contemporary importance fades.

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The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention

Paper created a world in which free thinking could flourish, and brought disciplines from science to music into a new age.

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In ‘Mountains May Depart’ China’s Future Is Coming, Like It or Not

Jia Zhangke’s quasi-surreal triptych captures a fractured China losing its bearings amidst momentous changes.

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The Eternally Recurrent Themes in Susan Barker’s ‘The Incarnations’

The Incarnations works perfectly as a collection of studied, precise short stories unified by simple but powerful themes and a bevy of stylistic strengths.

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Bingham Prize Winner Jack Livings on Imagining China

Award-winning fiction writer Jack Livings discusses his new book, The Dog, and the importance of writing with moral purpose.

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26 Aug 2015 // 2:30 PM

Movie Star Jackie Chan Caught Between East and West

Jackie Chan has just published an autobiography in Chinese, Never Grow Up, Only Get Older, and the title is more than apropos.

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‘Monster Hunt’, a Monster Hit in China, Was a Scary Journey for Director Raman Hui

Monster Hunt, a new Chinese family film that features real-life actors interacting with computer-animated monsters, has shattered box-office records on the mainland, earning more than $250 million and becoming the top-grossing Chinese movie of all time.

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23 Jun 2015 // 1:05 AM

The Banality of Destiny

Fateful Ties is exhaustive and exhaustingly catalogued history of the US' aggressively narcissistic relationship with China.

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‘Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China’ Tells Too Much Story

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China is a game bursting at the seams with story, but not in a good way.

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‘Rigor Mortis’ Doesn’t Have the Decency to Scare Its Audience

It wouldn't seem possible to make a dour movie about China's famous "hopping vampires", but somehow Juno Mak has done it.

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Fateful Ties: A History of America’s Preoccupation With China

Spanning fascination and fear, ideas about China have long been embedded in America’s conception of itself and its own fate.

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‘Boy in the Twilight: Stories of the Hidden China’ Is both Trivial and Expansive

There is nothing hidden about the world of these stories, and Yu Hua’s writing is defined by its plainspoken voice and depiction of quotidian lives.

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Standing at the Edge of a Cliff: China in Two Books

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.

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Barbarians Against Barbarians: Henry Kissinger’s ‘On China’

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.

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7 Jul 2011 // 5:53 AM

Chinese filmmakers struggle to woo the U.S. audience

LOS ANGELES — When the Chow Yun-fat action-comedy epic “Let the Bullets Fly” opened in China last year, it quickly became a phenomenon. Lured by its

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Miwa Gemini: Fantastic Lies of Grizzly Rose

Grizzly Rose's lies may be fantastic, but Gemini's songwriting is terrific as well.

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31 May 2011 // 9:30 AM

Blog book shows softer side of caustic Chinese artist

BEIJING — Before his rants about corruption made him persona non grata with the Communist Party, before he started agitating for the rights of children and

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Chinese Cinema Through a Communist Lens

Facets two-DVD package, Chinese Cinema Through a Communist Len, provides potent, if minimal, representations of an era of Chinese filmmaking rarely seen in the US.

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23 May 2010 // 9:02 PM

Various Artists: eXpo

A spotlight on the Chinese electronic music scene, just in time for the World Expo.

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"The Cube Escape games are awful puzzle games, but they're an addicting descent into madness.

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