Undressing women: What has “feckless” Ivanka Trump got to do with Chairman Mao’s revolution?

Helluvalot! The onetime model, who has her own fashion label and is a mother of three white babies, has recently also become reputed for her controversial c*nt (“Feckless” but otherwise “has neither the warmth nor the depth”). A woman’s body has never ceased to be part of her political profile. In one of her biographies, …

Julie Curates China 热风

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 …

NEWSFLASH Oscar Wilde arrives in a UFO in the 21st century

Photographer Filip Naudts often receives eccentric guests at his studio Guarda La Fotografia in Ghent, Belgium, but this time he caught a UFO with an alien pilot. In the living room, an exotic lady dressed in a burqa is waiting for us. Apparently, she is wearing nothing underneath, because her costume is transparent. The ambience …

Julie Curates China 热风

Julie Curates China 热风

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 …

Julie Curates China 热风

Julie Curates China 热风

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 …

Julie Curates China 热风

Julie Curates China 热风

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 …

Julie Curates China 热风

Julie Curates China 热风

 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 …

Julie Curates China 热风

Julie Curates China 热风

  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 …

Julie Curates China  热风

Julie Curates China 热风

Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau   Why did the First Emperor of China burn poetry? 秦始皇烧的第一本书 Emperor Qin, aka the First Emperor of China, is world famous for two things: he built the Great Wall and he burnt books. The first book he burnt is 《诗经》, the Book of Songs. Why? Not …

Julie Curates China 热风

Julie Curates China 热风

  Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau Romeo was a girl 说有这么一回事   On 21 February 1932 in the afternoon, Xu Qinwen brought his guest away. When he came back home, he met his servant in front of the door telling him that no-one let him in. Annoyed, he took out his …