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Thanks to its rich history, China’s has plenty of artifacts that are being sold on the market and displayed in museums. And the market for it is huge, where some pieces can be sold for several thousand yuan. How has that market evolved, and what are the dark corners of this industry? 


- Isaac Duffy: Collector
- Sun Jiahui: Freelance writer
- Zhang Bo: Architect & Collector

Middle Earth is made by China Compass Productions and hosted by Aladin Farré. If you have a China-themed cultural project like shooting your next documentary or looking for a specific talent, please get in touch! 

With thanks to Ren Jiayin for production assistance, Stephan Lambadaris for the voice-over & Sean Calvo for music support.

author Aladin Farré

Aladin Farré is the founder and host of Middle Earth Podcast and a contributing writer at The World of Chinese.