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Looted Ancient Bronzes Returned to Beijing

Two ancient bronze animal head sculptures looted from the Summer Palace during the Second Opium War were returned to China in accordance with the offer businessman François-Henri Pinault made during his visit to the country...

China Brings Home Its Bronzes

The twelve bronze zodiac animal heads cast by Jesuits for the emperor Qianlong have become a potent symbol of China’s humiliation by predatory Western imperialists during the 19th Century. The heads are widely held to have...

Two Looted Zodiac Sculptures to Return to China

Two zodiac sculptures stolen from the Old Summer Palace by British and French troops in 1860 will return to China later this year. The animal heads, cast in the mid-18th Century, inspired a set of replicas by artist Ai Weiwei...

Video: Trailer for Imaginary Enemy

Video: Trailer for Imaginary Enemy From YouTube, a preview of a documentary about sculptor Liao Yibai: Chinese sculpture artist Liao Yibai is preparing work for his first solo show in the US. His work tells the story of how he...

Nuder Than Nude

From IPS: In a society that dictates how a woman should look — hourglass figure and shiny, long hair — Chinese artist Xiang Jing dares to turn stereotypes on their head and disturb those who view her fibreglass...

Photos: Female Terracotta Warriors Exhibited in Beijing

Reuters and CNS all reported on the female terracotta warrior sculptures by Norwegian artist Marian Heyerdahl, who had her exhibition in Beijing’s 798 Art District. Heyerdahl made her works by duplicating the original terracotta warriors from Qin Shi Huangdi’s mausoleum in their original scale. From last September Heyerdahl lived in Xi’an Lintong to closely observe […]

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