Max Woodworth

Lessons in Harmony Lead to Discord

From Los Angeles Times Few places are as steeped in the traditions of feng shui as this ancient city. The pathways of centuries-old tombs follow the pattern of the Big Dipper’s seven stars. Countless homes and modern buildings sport mirrors to deflect bad energy and outdoor fountains to guide riches inside. So when a university […]

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Obituary: Xiong Xianghui

From The Guardian The former senior Chinese diplomat Xiong Xiang-hui, who has died aged 86, played a vital undercover role during the final phase of the communist revolution, after the second world war, which may have tipped the balance in Mao Zedong‘s favour. Twenty or so years later, he was a key figure in the […]

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Shenzhen vying for the coolest art city in China?

From China Daily: When the first stop on last winter’s tour of 265 never-before seen in Asia Picassos was announced as being not Beijing or Shanghai but Shenzhen, some in China’s art scene expressed mild indignation. Though the rolling Picasso exhibit did eventually make its way to the cities considered more art savvy, the fact […]

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