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From Puccini to powder boxes, how China infused art deco era

The 1920s and '30s saw an explosion in Western interest in 'exotic' China, and nowhere is this more evident than in the fashion, jewellery and accessories produced for a generation of newly liberated women, writes Patrick Lecomte

7 Mar 2016 - 10:37AM

The 1920s and '30s saw an explosion in Western interest in 'exotic' China, and nowhere is this more evident than in the fashion, jewellery and accessories produced for a generation of newly liberated women, writes Patrick Lecomte

From Puccini to powder boxes, how China infused art deco era
Boom in Chinese art has roots in traditional passion for collecting

In recent years, Hong Kong has become the theatre of an epic drama that comes back twice a year and lasts for a few days only: the seasonal auctions of Chinese ceramics and works of art.

21 Jul 2014 - 3:59AM

In recent years, Hong Kong has become the theatre of an epic drama that comes back twice a year and lasts for a few days only: the seasonal auctions of Chinese ceramics and works of art.

Boom in Chinese art has roots in traditional passion for collecting
Keeping it real in China's burgeoning art market

In essence, a concern for authenticity should dominate all other concerns such as aestheticism when it comes to artefacts. The fear of fakes, forgeries and inauthenticity is prevalent as Chinese auction houses aim for the international market.

14 Apr 2014 - 4:28AM

In essence, a concern for authenticity should dominate all other concerns such as aestheticism when it comes to artefacts. The fear of fakes, forgeries and inauthenticity is prevalent as Chinese auction houses aim for the international market.

Keeping it real in China's burgeoning art market
Urbanisation may be one of China's greatest challenges

In recent months, Premier Li Keqiang has targeted urbanisation as a priority for the economy. Indeed, urbanisation will boost economic growth and create a better living environment for all. In terms of both geographic scope and size of the population, the process in China will break records. What could the consequences be on residential property markets at city levels?

22 May 2013 - 2:53AM

In recent months, Premier Li Keqiang has targeted urbanisation as a priority for the economy. Indeed, urbanisation will boost economic growth and create a better living environment for all. In terms of both geographic scope and size of the population, the process in China will break records. What could the consequences be on residential property markets at city levels?

Urbanisation may be one of China's greatest challenges