From the NYT: For the past two weeks, the delegation of Chinese cultural experts has swept through American institutions, seeking to reclaim items once ensconced at the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, which was one of the world’s...
by Paulina Hartono | Apr 29, 2009
The proposed sale of a looted imperial seal from the Summer Palace is stirring up controversy. From AFP: A French auction house said the sale of an 18th-century Chinese imperial seal would go ahead on Wednesday despite angry...
by Paulina Hartono | Mar 2, 2009
Last week, two bronze heads formerly located at the Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan) were sold at a Christie’s auction in Paris. Though the auction came under much heat, with many Chinese contending that the bronzes were...
by Paulina Hartono | Feb 25, 2009
Two bronzes from the Old Summer Palace have been sold for $18 million to two unidentified phone bidders. From Reuters: Two rare bronze sculptures that disappeared from China nearly 150 years ago — and that Beijing now wants back...
by Michael Zhao | Dec 26, 2007
Zhejiang has a town that is famous as a movie-making location. Now some want to build something much grander than just films – a replica of the destroyed Yuanmingyuan Palace. Translated by CDT from China Youth Daily: Hengdian (横店) is Asia’s largest filming location. There is Guangzhou Street, Hong Kong Street, Qin Palace, and other […]
by Wu Nan | Sep 27, 2006
From Xinhua: Plans to build a 20 billion yuan (2.5 billion U.S. dollars) replica of Beijing’s Yuanmingyuan(ÂúÜÊòéÂõ≠Ôºâ, known overseas as the Old Summer Palace, in East China have met fierce opposition from academics. Hengdian Social and Economic Federation(ÊµôÊ±üÊ®™Â∫óÈõÜÂõ¢Ôºâ, who operates a complex featuring imitations of the Forbidden City and a Qin Dynasty palace often used […]
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