Category Archives: China

Not For Sale

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Bejing, 798 Something felt amiss as I watched an elderly man being shooed from a quiet corner in Beijing’s 798 Art District. Visitors averted their eyes as 2 police supervised him packing away his paintings.



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Clockwork

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Chengdu There is something enchanting about antique clockwork, the logical precision of something that spans infinite time. As we tick into the future, it makes us acutely aware of the present, and grounds us to our  past.



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Body-Popping Shadow Puppets

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Chengdu Mass-produced shadow puppets, dancing to pop rap songs in the street, surrounded by tourists and shoppers. A single dance capturing the direction in which China is moving.



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Mountain Food

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Yangshao Public picnic tables inside Twin Gate Mountain karst.



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Feeding the Masses

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Xinxing Preparation for my cousin’s wedding lunch banquet in his old village home. 40 tables, 8-10 guests per table. Dinner and lunch the day before consisted of the organs and less tasty food. Dinner after



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House-bees

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Xinxing Inside my grandmother’s old family village home.



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Safe Washing

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Macau 2 in 1 fence system.



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Fast Food

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Macau Street food snack. Dim sum brunch. Afternoon cafe coffee.



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MaMa

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Macau Graffiti, Chinese words say 媽媽 which means “Mum”.



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Drowning Gems

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Furong, Dehang As the number of tourists increase to China, both of local Chinese and international visitors, more and more Chinese ancient villages are turning into theme-park-like attractions. As hard as you might try, it



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