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Chen Danqing, a well-known Chinese artist, art critic, social critic and author. He is one of the most influential figure in contemporary Chinese culture. Chen Danqing was born in 1953, in Shanghai. He started his painting career very young by painting

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Post D Chinese Contemporary Culture

I want to introduce a Chinese artist named Wei Shen whose works reflect the changes of Chinese society including social values, thinking of young people with the change of economy in China. Wei Shen’s innovative has demonstrated in his works

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Ai Wei Wei. Ideologically Inconvenient Artist.

Ai Wei Wei. Considered “a harsh critic of the government” (Page 2011). Famous portrait of Ai Wei Wei. Author Unknown. Accessed here. It has not been uncommon to happen to China’s most well-known cultural figures and creatives. Supposedly evoking the

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Post D: Honouring and challenging Chinese culture

Zhang Huan (born 1965) is a Chinese artist based in Shanghai, whose provocative performance art and sculpture seeks to both honour and reject elements of his national history. He created “angst-ridden performance pieces that brimmed with pain and a meditative masochism,” (Sebag-Montefiore,

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ShoKay

China has developed a large consumer culture and with this has arose an experienced and knowledgeable consumer base who are seeking speciality brands developed from creative locals. The fashion label ShoKay created by Marie So is one such brand which

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Animal Regulations by Liu Di

In order to investigate “the friction between then natural world and urban residents in China” (Widewalls, n.d.), Liu Di uses digital photography and manipulation to portray his series, ‘Animal Regulations.’ By exhibiting caricature-like wild animals on an urban landscape we

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A game changer in mobile messaging: Ma Huateng’s WeChat

Congruent to China’s rapid growth in mobile Internet, the country has undergone a radical change in the way social interaction is experienced. The pursuit for cutting-edge phone applications has shifted the nation away from embracing foreign technologies, and towards the

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