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The Tales of Two Temples

At Sinosphere, Didi Kirsten Tatlow describes efforts to preserve Beijing’s Ming-dynasty...

Graffitist Marks Chinese Embassy for Demolition

On Wednesday, as the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue got underway in Washington D.C., the Chinese character 拆 chai was found spray-painted on the gateposts of the Chinese embassy there. The graffiti has been...

Uproar Over Xi’an Temple Demolition Order

China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs has ordered an investigation of instructions to tear down buildings at a Buddhist temple complex in Xi’an. The controversial demolitions were ordered in preparation...

Drawing the News

Netizens don’t just write colorful comments on Weibo critiquing Chinese politics and society. Many...

Developers Demolish Home of Revered Architects

Liang Sicheng is known as the “father of Chinese architecture.” He and his architect wife, Lin Huiyin, lived in an ancient courtyard home in Beijing from which they fought for the preservation of Beijing’s...

Hutong Economics: This Old House

Evan Osnos’ latest Letter from China in The New Yorker explains the often short-term thinking behind much of China’s development, in contrast with the long view often discerned behind some grander projects. In his...

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