Up close and personal with those strumming the heart of Beijing’s musical scene.
Author: Elsbeth van Paridon -- China Fashion| Urban Culture Groupie
Smoking Hot Advertising: China’s Sexual Liberation, From Cigarettes to Lelo Rabbits
Sex sells. From 1930s calendar girls to actress Zhou Dongyu in 2020, explore the first and second coming of China's sexual revolution. Through advertising.
Hot Pot Hot Facts: Dip into Some Sizzling Chinese Heritage
Archeological evidence shows that hot pot existed already in the Zhou dynasty (周朝; 1046-256 BC) and was a coveted dish during nobility banquets. Fast forward to China's millennials, we bring you the hot pot hot facts.
China’s Revised Gender Genetics: Canonizing Handsome Girls and Pretty Boys
Plato once wrote that Rhea, mother of the gods in Greek mythology, created three types of tribes: Male, female and the “mix-and-match”. Being superior in strength, both mentally and physically, this third super-non-man tribe at one point in ancient times even tried to banish the gods from Mount Olympus, or so the story has it.
From Social Prejudice to Physical Tolerance with Chinese Pole Dance Artist Zixy Z
Physically, pole dance is about tenacity and tolerance. Socially, the art is often about prurient prejudice, still. What about the Chinese POV?
Bloody Pixy Liao: Reversing and Reframing the Roles of Gender and Nudity in Media
Born and raised in Shanghai, Yijun "Bloody Pixy" Liao's work is now on display inside Antwerp's (BE) Stieglitz19 gallery. Bloody beautiful.
The Artistry Of Body Painting As A Form Of Contemporary Art Practice In China
The art of makeup goes back thousands of years in Mainland China, way back to when the Earth’s natural resources were used to paint one’s face. So when it comes to the artistry that is "body painting"... (Ta)boo or not to boo?
Lao XIE XIE Captures Trending Traditions Among China’s Hot Young Urban Mess
Visual artist Lao XIE XIE is the son of anarchy, a child of the times showing pragmatic filial piety to the urban fast and furious, only.
About The Destruction Of Convention And The Resuscitation Of a Nation
It can prove quite the tightrope-walk balancing the obscure and the socially acceptable, separating the earnestly edgy wheat from the gratuitously provocative chaff. Xiaowu Zheng, though, is legit.
China’s Ethnic Diversity And Versatility: Flashes Of Minority Musings
China’s various traditional minority dress and lifestyle codes have had an extensive influence on urban culture nationwide.