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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ECOLOGY

    Book review: Sacred Mountains, by Allerd Stikker

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by David Wilson

    ... it is rebounding, especially popular among the younger generation born after the Cultural Revolution. Do not dismiss Taoism as a backward superstition, Stikker says. "It has proven to be just as solid ... pollution crisis. The solution, he writes, is a riddle-rich faith with roots stretching deep into Chinese culture: Daoism (or Taoism), the ancient religious philosophy. "You could argue ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Book review: The Slaughter, by Ethan Gutmann

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... in shape, Gutmann says. Opposed to mainland "spin control", he pans the perception that Falun Gong imaginatively paints "torture tableaux straight out of a Cultural Revolution ...

  3. The Vagrants

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... stage a protest fuelled by the Democratic Wall Movement, an anti-communist crusade to free China from the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Unlike Kai and company, one family celebrates- ...

  4. Staring down the past with a future full of faces

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... of France's revolution. Shen says he knew his calling lay in art, not dogma, and began pursuing a career as an artist. During the last years of the Cultural Revolution, he became an official painter ... of the China 5,000 Years Exhibition in 1998. Shen says Mao Zedong's China still haunts him, but painting has helped him come to terms with the revolution, which he describes as a monster that ate ...

  5. Andrew Lam

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... of his thinking is that the battle for his homeland was essentially an Asian affair that compromised families, as civil wars do and as the Cultural Revolution did. 'I think the real drama ... to Harvard. 'China is rising very quickly and, along with its economic power, it's the cultural light at the beginning of its renaissance. And so there's a lot of interesting dynamics ...

  6. Qiu Xiaolong

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... The Chicago Tribune says Qiu 'knows that words can save your soul'. He also knows that words can be used against you. During the Cultural Revolution in Shanghai, he had to write confessions ... readers mystified by Chinese culture. Another problem is cliches. 'For a non-native speaker it is very difficult to avoid cliches.' Sometimes he itches to use a phrase such as 'a ...

  7. Politics of time

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... revolutionised mankind's understanding of the universe. During the next 30 years, he was admired 'unanimously and persistently', Hu writes. But then, just before the Cultural Revolution ...

  8. Out on a limb

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... nuclear missiles. She detested it, she says. 'I don't like war. I hate war.' Before the year ended, the Cultural Revolution interrupted her work at the plant. Dai's growing ...

  9. Susan Sontag

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... has read and, in some cases, reread the 15,000 books in her library. Nevertheless, despite her avowed disdain for the idea of a divide between high and popular culture, she does not make time for Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution or Living Juicy: Daily Morsels For Your Creative Soul. Surprisingly - some might say hypocritically - traditional in her tastes, she favours Proust and all ...

  10. Lab fabrications destined to be obsoletely fabulous

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... lab (fabrication laboratory)- a small workshop with the ability to make almost anything. Thank physicist Neil Gershenfeld. The author of FAB: The Coming Revolution on your Desktop, Gershenfeld ... to have to admit at a party that I make browsers targeted at the tropical bird market. My other objection to fab lab culture is that, beyond Ghana and Norway, we already have enough stuff. When ...




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