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  1. Suzhou set to start work on I. M. Pei-designed museum

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Suzhou plans to start work on a museum designed by famed architect I.M. Pei next month, despite controversy over the planned location near a United Nations World Heritage site. A museum official said yesterday that a groundbreaking ceremony was planned for early next month. The 330 million yuan (HK$310 million) Suzhou Museum will be located at the southern ...

  2. Born to build

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani Li Chung Pei can't quite recall the exact moment that he wanted to become an architect, following in the footsteps of his famous father, I.M. Pei. But he does remember ... his burgeoning interest in architecture, writing him a letter of recommendation that helped secure a place for Pei in the Graduate School of Design for his master's degree in the subject. ...

  3. Chinese architect's complex is flashpoint in Manhattan development-conservation battle

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... else can you find one superblock that has the combination of I.M. Pei and Picasso?' asked New York first district councillor Alan Gerson in a public hearing last week. He also lives in one of the buildings. The big names truly define the complex owned by New York University, which commissioned the architect Pei to design the site in the 1960s when it acquired the land. He positioned ...

  4. Tim Li

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Shirley Lau

    ... architecture and product design.' Favourite living architect 'I.M. Pei and Tadao Ando. Pei's work has a kind of oriental timelessness. He excels in using space to highlight the harmony ...

  5. Final challenge

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... This is the last and the most difficult challenge of my life.' That is how I.M. Pei, 86, the world's most famous ethnic Chinese architect, described the task of designing the new wing of the Suzhou Museum. The city announced last week that work would begin on Mr Pei's design in October, covering an area of 10,750 square metres, and be completed in 2005 at a cost ...

  6. Ieoh Ming Pei

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Tara Jenkins

    ... attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology followed by Harvard Graduate School. He became a naturalised US citizen in 1954, and set up I. M. Pei & Associates in New York in 1958, which ... pyramid at the entrance to the Louvre sparked huge controversy. Those who argued the museum's classical style was sacred and untouchable fiercely opposed it. It is testimony to Pei ...

  7. A walk in the park

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, who has family connections to Suzhou. His buildings take inspiration from the city's old courtyards and gardens but feature Pei's signature geometric angles, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why Bo Xilai won't go quietly

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by Minxin Pei

    ... Minxin Pei Minxin Pei says the relative openness of Bo Xilai's trial could have been the work of allies wishing to aid his fight for a political comeback. Indeed, such hopes may have ... rehabilitation should things change dramatically in China. His botched - but riveting - trial may be over, but the Bo Xilai show will go on. Minxin Pei is professor of government at Claremont McKenna ...

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    Xi will be pushed to make good on his China Dream

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Minxin Pei

    ... Minxin Pei says the days of government by slogan may be over in China, as a more demanding society wants Xi to go further than his predecessors, and act on his China Dream Ruling elites ... of government by shibboleth. Minxin Pei is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Copyright: Project ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind film: The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl (1944)

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 11:16pm by Gary Jones

    ... Gary Jones The Keys of the Kingdom Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price Director: John M. Stahl The week before Hollywood leading man Gregory Peck died in 2003 at the age of 87, the American Film Institute named the character Atticus Finch- the dignified, small-town lawyer that Peck played so brilliantly to win a best-actor Oscar in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird- ...




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