22. 12. 2013

NEXT YEAR IN CHINA: TEN STORIES TO WATCH

For the past three years, I lived in the middle of Beijing’s fortune-telling district. Business is booming for the soothsayers beside the Lama Temple, as Chinese customers, facing a time of extraordinary uncertainty,...

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22. 12. 2013

A CULTURE OF BIDDING: The New Collectors

Like their predecessors across history and geography, China’s newly rich have set out to collect the very best the world has to offer: homes, wines, cars and, with a special passion, Chinese art....

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11. 12. 2013

China’s internet cafes are dying. Here’s 5 ways that could that affect the gaming scene

Since the beginning of video gaming in China, internet cafes have played an integral role in the development of the country’s gaming culture. For many of China’s gamers, they were the only way...

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10. 12. 2013

Letter from Beijing: disasters, opportunities and inspiration

From choking air pollution and corruption to the scaling up of the green agenda, Simon Zadek reflects on his year in China. “Scale is the ‘unreasonable challenge’ we must meet to drive forward sustainability“, I argued in...

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09. 12. 2013

The Economist Breaks Down the New Chinese Art Market

Christie’s vs the people’s army IN 1779 the estate of Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first prime minister, sold an art collection to Catherine the Great. The private sale, which included pieces by Rubens...

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05. 11. 2013

‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’ : Socially engaged practice in Asia – defying categorization

Socially engaged practice can be a problematic term regardless of language. In a western context it seems we are too easily driven to label artists with ‘social and community’, and often backlashed with...

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