Venus was an Asian woman? 亚洲人是彻底的“女尊男卑” (Part 2)   At the end of the 20th century, Japan exported to the Western world a design language that seemed naïve and a long way from the graphic nature of Ukiyo-e tradition. Cute icons such as Pokemon and Hello Kitty have been openly adopted by Western youth that […]

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Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau   Venus was an Asian woman? 亚洲人是彻底的“女尊男卑” (Part 1)   Race and attraction. Recently I read a series of articles on the fascinating subject, all of which seem to come to the same conclusion: Asian men are at the bottom of the sexual food chain, whereas […]

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Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau Ten Chinese idioms that will teach you more about China than any expert you are reading (Part 3.) 随时翻翻《红楼梦》(第三部分)   Dream of the Red Chamber is known one of the best-selling books of all time. Written in the 18th century, it is considered a masterpiece and […]

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Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau Flying in 1904: the earliest Chinese sci-fi novel 《月球殖民地小说》   China launched the country’s first satellite Dongfanghong in 1970, 13 years after Sputnik, nine years after the first cosmonaut, and a week after Apollo 13 returned from the moon. On 16 August 2016 China launched world’s first […]

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 Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau Ten Chinese idioms that will teach you more about China than any expert you are reading (Part 1.) 随时翻翻《红楼梦》(第一部分)   Dream of the Red Chamber is known as one of the best-selling books of all time. Written in the 18th century, it is considered a masterpiece […]

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  In memoriam of the May 4 Movement, aka the New Culture Movement (1910-present)   Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau When Cinderello puts his foot in the loafer, it fits perfectly? 水晶鞋与男人花   The story of Phyllis riding the great Aristotle dates back to the 13th century in German and French versions, but John […]

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Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau   The Fifth Novel: Feminism? Satire? Or simply porn? 重读《金瓶梅》      金瓶梅, Jin Ping Mei, or The Plum in the Golden Vase (also translated as The Golden Lotus) is a Chinese naturalistic novel composed in vernacular Chinese (Wu dialect) during the late Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644).  It […]

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Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau.  The most dynamic Chinese, ever (and the most tired) (限制) 中国人脑筋里的一件事   Guanxi關係means relationship. Simply: your network. Guan 關 means to close, closure; to imprison. But it also means a crucial location in the strategic sense, especially along the Silk Road. Xi繫 means connection, tie, correlation, an […]

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