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China Fashion Downward -The Social Landscape We Wear

Does this five-minute video make you feel dizzy? Maybe sometimes amused, too?  Do the jumpy frames drive you crazy? Are the languages and the tones bewildering? Do the mixed, contrasty sounds feel ridiculously unreasonable, or even surreal?  When the image … Continue reading

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贵州山好水好人也好

Went to Guizhou for almost a week from May 15. Nice place. Nice people. 5月中去了趟贵州。五天的时间,跑的地方不多,只去了贵阳、青岩、高坡乡和黄果树。贵州山好水好人也好。

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Huangtian 黄田

(Note: English text below Chinese) 黄田依山傍水,因为东江的缘故,曾是粤东山区一个交通枢纽、商业中心。到赶集的日子,就很热闹。但它还是一个小镇子。现在,它不但小,而且落魄了。因为现代交通的发达,东江似乎失去了它作为交通枢纽的作用。人们不再乘船远行,而是坐车走高速公路。年轻人也再守不住山区小镇的寂寞,渐渐离乡到大城市去。镇里唯一的客家围龙屋也只剩了个空壳。 但中国人总忘不了自己的根。人走了,家族的祠堂还是要建起来。有了祠堂,老祖宗才能保佑自己和后代。一月九日,黄田的曾氏祠堂落成,举行了入伙典礼。炮仗、香烛、锣鼓、舞狮表演和人群让平日寂寞的小镇忽然热闹起来。 Huangtian, a small Hakka town in east Guangdong Province, sits by the East River and in the valley of Gui Mountains. Before express highways were built, the East River was an important water … Continue reading

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Confucius’ Birthday 在美祭孔

It feels as funny as sad that my first and only witness of the celebration of Confucius’ birthday is not in China, but in the States. 我唯一一次看祭孔典礼竟不是在中国,而是在美国的华盛顿。 Confucius’ Birthday – Images by xiaomei chen

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Everyday China 2008 不起眼的生活

Everyday China 2008 – Images by xiaomei chen (注:中文在英文下面) I’ve started putting pictures with as many keywords as possible to my photoshelter web account, hoping someone would find one or two or more of them usable – thus sellable. The … Continue reading

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