Another Kind of Wheat | Poetry
A fresh poetry translation from Cang Bai on the humble wheat crop
Outside Looking In
As “outsider art” gains attention in international exhibitions, artists and art-lovers without formal training from China see new opportunities for self-expression
Snap Judgment: Photographing Ethnic Groups, Sans Stereotype
No headdresses, no vacant stares: How young artists challenge the parameters of “ethnic” photography
Rustbelt Renaissance: China’s Post-Industrial Northeast Rises Again in Film
Why is China’s Northeast such a fertile setting for film, music, and literature?
How to Take Authentic Photos of Life in China
From developing film in the shower in the 80s, to assisting in one of China’s earliest TV documentaries, a judge from our “Most China” photo contest reflects on what humanistic photography means to him
Crabapple Blossoms | Poetry
Enjoy a poem on spring flowers and rains by university lecturer and writer Wang Ruiyuan
Coloring Outside the Digital Lines: Why Chinese NFT Artists Look Abroad
Regulations and low quality in the Chinese digital scene has led the brightest of the nation’s crypto-artists to pin their hopes on international markets
Collecting Trends: How Middle Class Buyers Influence China’s Art Market
Young, middle class collectors are bending China’s art market to their own tastes
Art in the Field: Can Art Help China’s Villages Prosper?
Art festivals try to bring visual culture to China’s villages, but are they being put to good use?