Category Archives: China

TEDx Youth

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Honest Vegetarian Food

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Xin Xing It’s not so unusual in China to open the menu of a temple restaurant to find an array of imitation meats; fake duck, fake chicken, fake fish… Not that there is anything wrong



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Stick Animals

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Aoluguya Carved children’s toy with humans and animals such as reindeer.



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2 Years On

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Tuohe AiJiLun inspects my crudely drawn sketches of ideas for birchbark items, somewhat baffled at her perceived complexity of them. I met her just under 2 years ago (More is Equal to Less). She has no recollection of



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Stones, Bones and Lighters

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Bayina SunShui Min’s birchbark working tools: shaped bone, stone worn after years of use, thimble inherited from her mother. Meng Chai Hong makes her own modern embossing tool from an old cigarette lighter.



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Canoe

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Shibazhan Tools of canoe maker GuoZhiLin.



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“My Ruler is in my Head”

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Shibazhan The moment GeShuxian energetically greets you, you know you have just met someone unique and creative. Running around, she brings out intricately decorated and carefully constructed boxes, hats, bags, clothes, and pictures that spill



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Linked Lifestyles

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Beijing Bai Ying, director of Earthpulse, enthusiastically pulls out stamps and postcards of Eskimos and nordic european countries. Rummages through his desk for books and photos of native American Indians. Retrieves from bookcases birchbark items from Russia.



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Heading Up North

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  Research trip into Oronchen birchbark and culture.



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Stop and Eat

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Beijing 798 “Prohibit Prohibit Stopping” Food is important in any culture. None more so than in China, even the graffiti tells you to “Eat”!



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