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    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... oil paintings by Liu Haisu, letters written by Sun Yat-sen's wife Soong Ching-ling, manuscripts belonging to the artist Xu Beihong, and paintings by Wei Tianlin, one of the first Chinese ... to buy one 10th of my collection at present.' A native Beijinger, Zhao started collecting art in 1996 when his computer parts business paid enough for him to afford some contemporary Chinese ...

  2. Doubts over HK$270m jade chair, stool

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it as the priciest jade sale of the year, internet users took notice. The authenticity of the pieces was questioned because Chinese are thought to have sat on the floor, not on stools or chairs, during ... But academics say the pieces cannot be from the Han dynasty. 'Chinese in the Han dynasty sat on the floor, not on stools,' said archaeologist Liu Qingzhu, a former director of the Institute ...

  3. Crackdown on dissent targets culture and art

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporters in Beijing Authorities have cancelled a string of arts and cultural events in Beijing amid a widening crackdown in which dozens of rights activists and religious figures ... potential and imaginary opposition to the government, extending to the cultural sphere. Religion has also become a target, with police rounding up worshippers of the Shouwang Protestant Church ...

  4. Looted cultural relics should be returned

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stolen. Whatever was plundered, no matter how long ago or what has happened since, should be given back. There are 1.67 million Chinese cultural relics in more than 200 museums in 47 countries. ... that attention turns to the repatriation of this cultural heritage. Central to the discussion is Yuanmingyuan, the Old Summer Palace in Beijing. It was looted and burned by British and French soldiers ...

  5. Culture clash can cloud the good news

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and good stories' about a green Beijing Olympics. 'The Olympics is not just about sports, but culture and environment as well. And it is this culture thing that really matters,' said ... achievements in Beijing across to the public has required a little more than technical competence. Dr Liao, elected a 2007 green leader on the mainland, said cultural differences particularly between ...

  6. A cultural evolution

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Helena Iveson

    ... and English-language lending library. But the capital is catching up fast. Lee has opened three clubs in the past eight years. 'Nowadays, you see Chinese and foreigners together and you've got upscale bars, venues for live music, cheap bars, everything,' Pearson says. Driven by expats and well-to-do Chinese youth, its entertainment scene is as lively and varied as other aspects ...

  7. From cultural relic to gallery

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... Gate Gallery's return to the watchtower in 2000 was at the invitation of the Bureau of Cultural Relics. 'They were looking to renovate it and thought an art gallery fitted in well with the building culturally,' Mr Wallace says. The three-storey building also houses a small museum, operated by the district of Chongwen, explaining its historic function within the old walled city, ...

  8. Archivists start hunt for relics of the Cultural Revolution era

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Artefacts associated with the Cultural Revolution are scattered around the world, but mainland archivists are only now starting to collect them for study, the minister of culture said in Beijing yesterday. Asked why there was no official Cultural Revolution museum, Sun Jiazheng said officials at museums throughout the nation were collecting material for research ...

  9. Plan put for museum on Cultural Revolution

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing A proposal to build a Cultural Revolution Museum has been submitted to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference by 48 top scientists and writers ... of China. The proposal is the first to call for an official Cultural Revolution Museum by CPPCC members in 18 years, although Ba Jin, a former CPPCC vice-chairman and contemporary writer, had been ...

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    Making noise- the intrinsic protest of rock bands in Beijing

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore In Beijing, bands rock'n'roll but with Chinese characteristics, writes Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore Subtle noises "The place is very ... ska, metal, electronica- it's all here, boosted by a rollicking festival scene and a mushrooming in music venues. Most date the birth of Chinese rock'n'roll- yaogun in Putonghua- ...




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