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Reactionaries? Make That ‘Collectors’

From the New York Times: Some four decades after the Cultural Revolution, when many of the country’s centuries-old treasures were defaced or destroyed as a result of Mao’s command to eradicate “the four olds” — old ideas, old...

Beijing Angry at Auction of Relics

Chinese officials are angry over the proposed sale of two bronze animal heads that were taken from the zodiac-themed fountain of the Old Summer Palace when it was looted by British and French troupes during the Second Opium War...

The Art Of Power – Ann Morrison

From Time Europe: Given the western fascination with all things Chinese ” from feng shui to fusion food, from Mandarin collars to the mainland economy ” it is hardly surprising
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