Julie curates China 热风

Julie curates China 热风

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. …

Julie curates China热风

Julie curates China热风

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? …

Julie curates China 热风

Julie curates China 热风

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 …

Julie curates China 热风

Julie curates China 热风

Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau  A rare poster of actress Lan Ping aka Jiang Qing or Madame Mao from 1930’s Shanghai. Co-initiator and architect of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.   Distant greetings: China’s political music 遥远的呐喊   2016 saw the 50th anniversary of the movement, formerly called the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, which lasted …

Julie curates China 热风

Julie curates China 热风

Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau    “Why do foreigners kiss a lot?”: A brief history of kissing “吻”之影史 Surfing the Internet today, I came across the longest kiss in film history. In Late Autumn (2010), Hyun Bin, Korean actor, and Wei Tang, Chinese actress, kissed over a long take of 2 1/2 …

Talk of the Town —热风 — Julie curates China

Talk of the Town —热风 — Julie curates China

Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau    artistic duo RongRong & Inri in front of their home in Chaochangdi, Beijing Believe in your humanity, against all the evidence 一堂歷史課   A few days ago I discovered an album from 2004 by artistic duo RongRong(China) & Inri (Japan), 榮榮&映里, the influential photographic husband and …