Writer/artist Stephen Black interviews Dorya Glenn and her makers: “…the future, the idea of the “New European”, outer space and romance. I enjoy the motif of the surveillance cameras; how they document with a constant neutrality, unlike writing, which involves transformation of both the writer and the reader. The surveillance cameras treat domestic spaces as […]

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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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Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau.  Two Christmas presents the Chinese gave themselves 2016年底的礼物   Judging from my Chinese language social media circles, Christmas celebration came across as a little undigested. For the past decades the Christian festival has been honoured by people from PRC perhaps not formally, but in the people’s heart […]

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Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau.  The clash of desires 中俄边境的一些镜头   In the summer of 2014, Davide Monteleone began to travel to the Russian-Chinese border in search of something that felt real and reliable. The Italian photographer had lived in Moscow for more than a decade. The images he captured of the locked […]

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Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau.  Lust, Caution 魔鬼调教的张爱玲  Chinese novelist Eileen Chang 张爱玲 died on 8 September 1995 in Los Angeles. Can we celebrate someone’s death? I decided we can because she is among the few modern Chinese writers I read nowadays. She sits next to Lu Xun on my literary altar, […]

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Julie Curates China appears every Wednesday in Hoje Macau.  A game called Mahjong 搓麻將的女人 Beijing 2008 is a painting by Chinese-Canadian artist Liu Yi 刘溢. Completed in 2005 and exhibited at a New York art fair the next year, this work was soon posted on the Internet and raising heated discussions around the world. Many people […]

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