Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau.  “Chinese cool” in ancient times 八雅   It’s “Chinese cool”, not Chinese coolie. Being cool in ancient China means that one has acquired “eight graces”: 八雅。 Zither, Go, calligrapghy, ink painting, poetry, glass of something, flower art, tea tasting. These eight ingredients make you an ancient hottie. […]

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Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau.  Chinoiserie 此照片获中国新闻摄影奖 “This patch of land belonged to my family during the Qing Dynasty. It was our family property during the republic time. It was still ours after the Little (Japanese) Devils came here! How come that our land suddenly became yours when you (communists) took over? […]

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Julie contributes a column to Hoje Macau. Visit her website for more.   Stendhal said, “Beauty is the promise of happiness”, but this didn’t get to the heart of the matter. Whose beauty are we talking about? Whose happiness? Consider if a snake made art. What would it believe to be beautiful? What would it deign to make? […]

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Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau. Zhou Fang painting: Tang women playing Double Sixes A vision of the male-chauvinist hell plus a poem “我是武则天。” “She killed her sister, butchered her elder brothers, murdered the ruler, poisoned her mother, and choked her own son to death,” so the chronicles write. Is China’s only female […]

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Filip Naudts is currently working with Europe-based Chinese writer/artist Julie O’Yang on a phiction – a photo-novel which will be published by an international publisher of art books in Singapore. The intellectual centipede Julie O’Yang is Dutch with Chinese roots. She has lived in England and the Netherlands and stays in Denmark at present. For […]

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