Updated 24 July
When I met my uncle JJ at a yearly family gathering (March), we talked about China. He showed me a Dutch magazine special on China. In the special edition was a short article about my uncle and my uncle’s book : Een jaar Peking – op de fiets door de culturele revolutie (a year Beijing – on the bike through the cultural revolution). He told me that reporters of the magazine travelled to China with books, including his, in order to read old reports and stories and thus trying to experience/compare the old and the new China. As my uncle is still passionate about China, he made me curious. With a focus on photography and art, here’s what I’m discovering and learning…
new festival : TOPS
“Despite the global interest in the rise of China, no one is paying much attention to its ideas and who produces them. Yet China has a surprisingly lively intellectual class whose ideas may prove a serious challenge to western liberal hegemony“.