Florence Fang at ‘the Flintstone house’, in Hillsborough, California. Photo: AP

The elderly Chinese immigrant taking on an affluent American town over her ‘Flintstone house’

  • For Florence Fang, a retired San Francisco media magnate, her home is her happy place, but local residents disagree
  • In the exclusive California town of Hillsborough, Fang’s eye-catching residence has led to a lawsuit
Topic |   Architecture and design

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Florence Fang at ‘the Flintstone house’, in Hillsborough, California. Photo: AP
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An 83-year-old Harry Edmonds, the founder of International House, in front of I-House Taipei on his 1966 world tour. Photo: courtesy of Alice Lewthwaite.

International House: how an anonymous Chinese student sparked a century of cultural exchanges

  • A chance encounter outside a Columbia University library in New York planted seed for global movement celebrating multiculturalism
  • Alumni of the worldwide academic accommodation initiative include architect I.M. Pei and Nigerian author Chinua Achebe
Topic |   Education

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An 83-year-old Harry Edmonds, the founder of International House, in front of I-House Taipei on his 1966 world tour. Photo: courtesy of Alice Lewthwaite.
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