At The Mediated Image, Oxford University’s Ros Holmes extensively examines the work of Chinese...
by Melissa M. Chan | Jan 29, 2013
Despite the recent slowdown of retail sales of luxury items, such as jewelry, Chinese men are driving the rebound in the luxury market. Men now account for more than half of luxury goods spending in China, but some claim that...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 1, 2012
While the rise of consumerism in China continues to attract attention, Monica Tan turns to the backlash against it. From Tea Leaf Nation: It’s happened all over the world, and it’s happening in China too. As the country’s middle...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 28, 2012
The Chinese Luxury Consumer White Paper 2012 was released on Tuesday, and revealed that China now has 2.7 million people with personal assets of more than 6 million yuan ($950,000). Forbes finds that China’s new wealthy...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 16, 2011
Following a recent “shopping spree” in Europe by Vice Premier Li Keqiang, Der Spiegel reports on how the Chinese government is planning to boost consumerism in the country: Shortly before his visit to Germany, Li...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 14, 2010
An article in the New York Times Arts section looks at the nascent graphic design industry in China by profiling one designer who is hot in Beijing: Sitting in the Colibri Cafe (home of those pricey cupcakes) Mr. Liu seems to be...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 2, 2010
The Los Angeles Times goes toilet shopping with members of China’s upwardly mobile class: China’s housing boom has unleashed a bull market in fancy plumbing. No longer content with low-tech latrines, upwardly mobile...
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