Up close and personal with those strumming the heart of Beijing’s musical scene.
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?
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.
A Shanghai LGBTQ Raconteur: About GenderF*ck Androgynous Aesthetics
Far from the conventional urban Chinese background, increasing public curiosity stumbles across the highly individual views of Shanghai's vibrant LGBTQ community.
China’s EDM Scene: The Pounding Sub-Bass Source That Sends Heads Spinning
Once a country dominated by pop (and though it still has a dominant position in the market), it seems China’s music scene is becoming more diverse. Rave 'n Roll!
From Sub To Super: The Socio-Politico Power Of China’s Artistic Underground Scene
Art is an integral in culture as it provides a deeper understanding of our emotions and self-awareness. Enter: China's underground artists.
SHIN! Youth: About Capturing China’s Brazen Post-95 Street Cult
SHIN! Youth street photography emphasizes the attitude and personality of China’s youngsters and urban trendsetters -- aka the post-95s.
China’s Tattoo Art: From Gender And Hip-Hop Taboo To Millennial Craze
Tattoos have been engraved in Chinese culture for a long time, yet for most of that history, they were stigmatized.