Unsavory Elements presents a feast for those who enjoy reading good stories. Editing what is first and foremost a travel book, Tom Carter presents 28 accounts written by individuals who possess decent credentials and superb storytelling abilities.
My Generation: Young Chinese Artists has just opened in Florida. The show looks at the new generation of artists who have emerged in mainland China since 2000, a period marked by increased openness to the West.
One cannot escape the ample media coverage of the 25th anniversary of what has come to be known as the Tiananmen Square massacre, in which it is estimated that at least 300, and possibly 3000 civilians, were killed by state forces.
His work illustrates that amid the accelerating progress of society, our living environment has significantly improved, while humans are becoming increasing lost about the meaning and value of self -- sometimes even allowing the self to disintegrate. The artist's Chinese army training uniform and disappearance into the background are deliberate and metaphoric gestures of protest against this loss.
What do factory workers want? They sew our clothes and assemble our mobile phones -- things we use every day -- but they remain a mystery to us. Most are working thousands of miles away behind secure company gates.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, June 5 2014 How unusual...
While in Paris this week someone asked me when the U.S. will take a leading role in helping to resolve any number of the world's ongoing crises -- from Syria to Ukraine to the Central African Republic. My reply was that this will not happen for several reasons.
A senior advisor to the Chinese government has advised the country to impose an absolute cap on its emissions by 2016. Of course, whether Beijing will heed this suggestion remains to be seen.
The top-line appearance is not what matters in this case. The rule is far, far more important and consequential than these numbers suggest.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week announced a proposed rule to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired ...
Some commentators' logic essentially boils down to two false perspectives -- that U.S. cuts in its power sector emissions don't matter in the context of global efforts to address climate change and that the rest of the world, particularly China and India, isn't doing anything to curb their pollution. Both assumptions are wrong.
Unlike the Cold War period -- in which the Soviet Union was isolated from the global economy -- commercial interests and trade secrets underpin the intrinsically entangled Sino-American economic relations. The higgledy-piggledy distinction between national security and corporate interests is hardly convincing to the Chinese, especially when the US revolving doors conveniently inhabit the space between government service and corporations during both Democratic and Republican administrations. Just like the Sino-American relations in commercial intercourse, economics triumphs over ideology in the partisan world of American politics. On China's side, its intertwined national and economic interests are enshrined in the peculiar institution of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs).
Twenty-five years ago -- June 4, 1989 -- China's People's Liberation Army gunned down thousands of defenseless civilians gathered for peaceful prote...
As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?
Imagine what would happen if you brought nearly 400 university-age students together -- half from the US and half from China. It would be the start of something pretty spectacular.
There is more, however, to Bolin's technique than simple pleasures--there is the scene finding and set up, the painting, the social commentary, and finally the snap of the camera. It is a genre-bending combination of street theatre, conceptual art, and photography rolled into one.