Monthly Archives: September 2010

Pornography and International Relations

Just yesterday I heard from my students that America’s real goal, and of course America is a single-minded entity in these cases, in lobbying for the appreciation of the RMB amounts to nothing more than a fear driven attempt to … Continue reading

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Strike Hard

The death of communist ideology is practically a truism these days–perpetual purchasing has taken the place of perpetual revolution. So It’s interesting to see how the trappings of a simpler, more idealistically pure time snuggle up with the flash, bang, wow of modern life. … Continue reading

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Wang Shuo to Han Han

Late to the China party in general, I’m also late to Wang Shuo. Wang got popular in the late 80s and 90s for writing about disaffected youth. As someone steeped in the western tradition of youth revolution–beats, hippies, punk rock–it’s … Continue reading

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Animator: Ray Lei

I came across Ray Lei while reading about an upcoming art show in Beijing put on by the Creator Project (a pretty cool globally oriented, new media focused series of exhibitions). His animations have a kind of collage effect. Some … Continue reading

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Beginnings

This blog documents my exploration into China. It’s a place for me to gather my thoughts and put shape to ideas. I’m hoping to suss out some themes and develop a coherent picture of a country whose global importance is … Continue reading

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