December 28, 20115 Comments

Photos: How much time does the reality leave to a dream?

From Xinhua and Weibo Chinese photographer Fan Shunzan graduated from Department of Photography at Chinese Academy of Fine Arts and Ecole Nationale Supérieur de la Photographie d’Arles (France’s National School of Photography in Arles). At the famed Pingyao International Photography Festival 2011, his photo series, titled How Much Time Does the Reality Allow For A Dream, attracted much [...]

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September 28, 2011One Comment

Kun Opera on Nanjing subway

Kunqu, or Kun Opera, boasting its 600 years of history, recently made a refreshing appearance on Nanjing’s subway train. The campaign, titled “The Grreat Beauty of Kunqu sees its entry and play in the Subway” [Chia-fu signs at the inherent loss of meaning and beauty in translation], is a joint venture by Nanjing metro authority [...]

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February 12, 20116 Comments

Sexy chicks on the train: Spring Festival Rush themed photos in FHM offend many Chinese

Photos from the photographer Liu Jianan’s blog The following photos were shot for the Chinese version of FHM, or For Him Magazine. On the February issue, many of the photos were taken down by self-censors for fear of coming for controversy during Chinese New Year. Now the entire series has been released and circulated online. [...]

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January 29, 20117 Comments

Chinese performance artist silently protests forced eviction by becoming “Invisible Man”

From Global Times Chinese Liu Bolin (刘勃麟) was born in 1973 in Shandong province. He graduated from Shandong Art Institute in 1995. He is well-known for making photographs of himself camouflaged in any environment. Each of his photos requires long hours of preparation, the longest being ten plus hours. He transforms himself into a painting [...]

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December 21, 20107 Comments

Photo diary records air pollution and belies China’s official count of “Blue Sky Days”

From and 365 Days of “Blue Sky Diary” by Two Beijingers Two people, a foolproof film camera, a heart that embraces a blue sky, and above  all, perseverance that carries them on for 365 days. What can these do? Let’s count how many purely “blue sky days” Beijing has in a year. Photographers Lu Weiwei [...]

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December 16, 20106 Comments

Chinese beauty artist known for erotica sparks debate on marriage with feminist remarks

From Wenxuecity and QQ : Yi Yang, member of International Artists Association and a Chinese artist, has gained wide fame on the Internet for her paintings focusing on erotica. Her works on display in the streets of Beijing have come under fire. She came up with a catchy slogan “Leftover women, do not get married! Let’s [...]

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