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Lunch with Cai Guo-Qiang

Artist Cai Guo-Qiang (蔡国强 / 蔡國強) is one of the artists whose lunch rituals are profiled in The New York Times Style Magazine.  Among other things that are revealed in this vignette:...

King Hu Retrospective at BAM

All Hail the King: The Films of King Hu, a tribute to legendary director King Hu (胡金铨 / 胡金銓), is currently underway at BAM. Co-presented with the Taipei Cultural Center of...

Chinese Students Share Their Secrets

As products of a notoriously demanding education system, students in China are recognized for their strong work ethic and academic achievement but are also defined by them.  The popular Western perception, created...

China: June 4, 1989 – Exhibition Review

While walking through the Asian American Arts Centre’s (“AAAC”) China: June 4, 1989 exhibition at the Whitebox Arts Center, it occurred to me that most of the visual memory of the...

The Lorre Reaction

In response to the Chinese government’s removal of his show from online streaming sites, The Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre used one of his trademark vanity cards to share his thoughts on...




Tiananmen at 25

June 4, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the Chinese government’s crackdown against pro-democracy student demonstrators in Tiananmen Square. Even though we tend not to focus on politics here at...