February 8, 2016
XI Jinping hielt am 15. 10. 2014 eine viel beachtete Rede über die Rolle der Kunst vor führenden Kunst- und Literaturschaffenden und Propaganda-Funktionären, deren Wortlaut allerdings erst mit einem ganzen Jahr Verspätung, am 14. 10. 2015, veröffentlicht wurde. Diese Tatsache … Continue reading
In Australia, I have seen such a map the first time, and now in China – puts things quite into perspective!
Ever thought about how to translate your name or that of your company into Chinese? I went through this experience myself, and I can ensure you that this is quite a tricky thing (which I not yet have resolved satisfyingly). … Continue reading
April 16, 2013
Planning to go to China hopefully in autumn – still so much to see! Meanwhile browsing through some of my “visual travel notes”… Hope you enjoy them, too!
March 28, 2013
Modern times make it sometimes difficult to find the right „match“ for a romantic relationship. In China, marriage has been a matter of arrangement between families. Traditional marriage rituals always involved a matchmaker: the first of the so-called Six Etiquettes … Continue reading
December 18, 2012
The encounter of East and West has a long history of misunderstanding, conceit, oppression, romanticizing perspectives and sometimes mutual rejection. Among the many countries “east” China has always been an object of Western fantasies, aspirations and projections. Despite several random … Continue reading
December 4, 2012
I have to admit – I am a tea-junkie (I have never drunk a cup of coffee in my life, honestly!). And when I say tea, I mean the real thing, made from the tea plant, i.e. mostly black or … Continue reading
October 2, 2012
… Wang Shu. In 2012 the Hangzhou-based architect Wang Shu has been awarded the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize – sometimes also called the Nobel Prize for Architecture – as first Chinese citizen ever. Together with his wife and business partner … Continue reading