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Artsy and Ai Weiwei

Among the many extraordinary resources on the Web is Artsy. Artsy describes itself this way..’Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.’ And since it’s beginning two years ago Arty has made impressive strides toward accomplishing this. (Note that here ‘accessible’ includes selling works of art, which … Continue Reading

McKeown on the CHINARoundtable

My friend, Kevin McKeown, president of LEXBLOG, put an all too flattering profile of me on his excellent blog, Leadership Close Up. Thanks, Kevin! As much as I appreciated his kind words about me, I appreciated even more his introducing the CHINARoundtable to his many readers. Especially the upcoming February 26 CHINARoundtable at the Harvard Club of New … Continue Reading

‘China File’: Asia Society Great New Aggregator–Bookmark It Quickly Or You May Never Find It Again

Loyal CHINA Debate readers know that I have a love/hate relationship with the Asia Society webite–love the often tremendous, innovative content, especially the interview aggregator,  ‘China Boom’ (here’s my March post about it) and hate that so much of this is buried in the website’s bowels, never to found by routine search. In fact, the … Continue Reading

‘Kung Fu Cooking Girls’: Wolf Smoke Studio

Another lighter post while I’m at Buddha Camp. Okay. Another cartoon. After watching the Batman of Shanghai clip (posted about yesterday) with its exceptionally fluid choreography, I became curious about the studio that created it. Turns out it’s Wolf Smoke, a small and relatively unknown Chinese animation company. From that search, I discovered Wolf Smoke’s terrific … Continue Reading

James Bond In Shanghai

I have been fortunate to do the two things I wanted most in life. First, when I was child, my grandparents returned from living Taiwan, where my grandfather worked on land reform. They lived nearby and their stories about Chinese and Chinese ways and visits by their Chinese friends left me with a firm conviction … Continue Reading

Syd Greenberg: Images From WWII’s China-Burma-India Theater

Syd Greenberg, who died recently at 92, ‘was an Army Signal Corps photographer assigned to the China-Burma-India theater of operations, documenting how American and Chinese Nationalist troops fought the Japanese.’ ‘Half a World Away, a Familiar Name,’ by David Gonzalez, not only describes Mr. Greenberg’s life but also presents 14 of his wartime photos. Here’s … Continue Reading

Top Ten TED Talks On China

I got an email a couple of weeks ago from Accredited Online Colleges alerting me to it blog post, ’10 Outstanding TED Talks on China.’ I had planned to post this here but somehow deleted it. And, on the blog itself, I couldn’t find the post. Yesterday, however, Dan Harris at China Law Blog, defter than … Continue Reading

‘China BOOM’: ‘One Question. 100 Experts, No Single Answer.’ From The Asia Society

Why did China boom? That is the single question pondered in hundreds of interviews on the China BOOM Project of the Asia Society Center for U.S.-China Relations.  Interviews range from Chinese and foreign academics, officials and businesspeople to Chinese migrant workers. These are clips of longer interviews that the site promises will become available. The Project is described as … Continue Reading

‘The Economist Channel’ On YouTube

While trolling around YouTube, I just came across The Economist Channel, published by The Economist magazine. Like the magazine, the posts do an excellent job of presenting issues in all areas in bitesize packages. These are presented on the Channel through interviews, reports, and my favorite, ‘Videographics.’ I found especially useful the Videographic, ‘China’s Territorial … Continue Reading

Great Resources: ‘USC China Institute’ And’USC US-China Today’ Websites

The US-China Institute at the University of Southern California publishes serious analysis; quirky, offbeat stories; excellent documentaries and videos; and notices of upcoming events and exhibitions. In the more offbeat category, for example, just before I started writing this, I visited ‘Photo Series: Mao in Pop Culture.’ I enjoyed it even though it didn’t include one of … Continue Reading