Alison Satake

First Beijing Art Auction of 2008

Classical-style calligraphy and brush painting could be this year’s trend in the art market, according to Bloomberg’s report on Beijing’s first major art auction of 2008: Yesterday, Rongbao Auction Co. sold 83...

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Mobile Phone Literature

The fast-paced, mobile youth culture in China and Japan has created a market for novels that can be read on your mobile phone. According to trend-spotting agency C Scout: Young novelists are attracted to the mobile and online...

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Olympic Traffic Depicted in Film

In preparation for the Olympics, new taxis, buses and an extended subway are being developed in Beijing, where an estimated 3.1 million motor vehicles hit the road in 2007. Documentary filmmaker, Miao Wang followed three taxi...

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China’s Growing Art Scene

798 Art Zone (Chinese: 798艺术区), or Dashanzi Art District Cafes, shops, and galleries gentrify Beijing’s Dashanzi Art District, which is named “798” after the converted factories that now show some of...

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