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The Peter Parker Collection of Lam Qua ‘Tumor’ Bizarre Paintings

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Peter Parker, a medical missionary and diplomat, was born in 1804 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College in 1831, earned an M.D. from Yale, and became the first Protestant medical missionary to China. Continue reading »

A Museum Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects Has Opened in Chengdu, China

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Absolutely, the Chengdu Science Fiction Museum is an architectural gem designed by the renowned Zaha Hadid Architects. Continue reading »

Sweet Collaboration: Chinese Pastry Shop Teams Up with ‘Rick and Morty’ for Irresistible Desserts!

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A Chinese pastry shop has released desserts in collaboration with the sitcom “Rick and Morty.” They say Pickle Rick’s desserts sell out within half an hour of opening. Continue reading »

The Chapel of Sound: Where Architecture Meets Acoustics in Nature’s Embrace

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Deep in the heart of a mountain valley near Chengde, not far from the bustling city of Beijing, lies a hidden gem that has captured the attention of architecture and music enthusiasts alike. It’s called the Chapel of Sound. Continue reading »

Chinese Artist Hides Optical Illusions in Plain Sight

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A 33-year-old artist from Chenzou, China, has been getting a lot of attention for turning trees, utility poles, and road signs into optical illusions that blend into their backgrounds. Continue reading »

This Artist Adopts an Incredibly Unique Approach to Chinese Painting and 3D Projection Art

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Beijing based painter and 3D artist, Alice Lin adopts an incredibly unique approach to Chinese painting and 3D projection art. This technique itself has been a love of hers from a young age – perhaps it was the elements of detail paired with surrealism that led her to adopt it as her dominant art style. Continue reading »

Shanghai-Based Architecture Studio Wutopia Lab Created This Cutting-Edge Design for The Monologue Art Museum in China

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The Monologue Museum is a slowly unfolding hand scroll. Starting from the small entrance theater where the light breaks through the corners, entering the art gallery, the quiet water courtyard slowly reveals itself along the open corridor with shifting lights, passing through the colorful yoga room to the bright art gallery (exhibition and painting rooms). Then the light fades, the path gets narrower, and you almost miss the tearoom hidden behind the wall. Continue reading »

This Chinese Brand Designs Cutest Things for Your Home

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“Founded in 2013, MUID is a brand belong Xiamen Feirong Home Supplies Limited Company. MUID products appeals to customers with its attractive appearance, interesting interaction and humanized design. With the practical function of the products, our ambition is to push the limits of curiosity and serve consumers with the best quality, deliveringcustomer-friendly user experience and long-term close companionship to our customers. Continue reading »

Chinese Army Girls: The Superb Oil Paintings of Hu Ming

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Hu Ming was born in 1955 into the family of an officer in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. She herself also followed in her father’s footsteps and rose to the rank of major, but her main passion has always been painting. Continue reading »

The Absurd West, the Strange East: The Grotesque Paintings of Lui Liu

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Lui Liu was born in March 1957 in North China and came to Canada in 1991. Speaking both Chinese and English fluently, Lui Liu possesses superb painterly techniques, his unique language that finds a wide range of audience around the world. His acquisition of techniques started during China’s Cultural Revolution when he was a young boy painting posters on the streets and continued in the most prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The Global SinoPhoto Awards

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Li Huaifeng: Dancing Dreams of a Mountain Girl, Shanxi 2020

An image titled The Dancing Dreams of a Mountain Girl, depicting a young mountain girl dancing for her grandmother in a village in China, is the overall winner of an international photo competition celebrating Chinese culture. The Global SinoPhoto awards invited photographers to tell Chinese stories, imagining, interpreting and inspiring connections between Chinese culture and the rest of the world. The awards covered four categories: water (as 2022 is the year of the water tiger), home, work and play, and environment. Continue reading »

Chinese Man Makes Power Bank Able To Charge 5,000 Smartphones

YouTuber Handy Geng noticed that all his buddies had bigger power banks than his. “I’m not so happy with that,” he writes. It bothered him! In the video below, he claims he could not sleep. So Handy Geng decided to change that by building the biggest power bank of all. Continue reading »

Photographer Visited Remoted Chinese Provinces And Took Aerial Pictures Of The Most Picturesque Landscapes

According to Florian Delalée: “With the complexity of traveling out of China during the pandemic, I kept traveling and meeting the diversity of the Chinese landscape as a break between industry and city to reconnect to nature. Continue reading »

The Magnificent Artworks of Fantasy and Mythology by Guangjian Huang

Guangjian Huang is a Chinese artist who paints pictures that are fantastic in their beauty and attention to detail. A masterpiece, if not every work by Huang, then close to it. He paints magnificent paintings based on ancient Greek myths, cyberpunk and fantasy illustrations, and even his fleeting sketches look incredibly cool – truly, a living classic of modern painting. Continue reading »

The Many Faces of the Tiger: Funny Drawings by Bu2ma

Bu2ma (Bu-Er-Ma) is an artist from Beijing and a fan of fat cats. His favorite character is a fat tiger who, due to his feline tendencies, does all sorts of naughty things, but at the same time is charming and pleasant from all sides. Continue reading »

John Thomson’s Remarkable Photographs of China from the 1870s

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John Thomson (1837-1921) created work that was ground-breaking and pioneering. Far more pioneering than an innovative coiffure or a teen’s product placement on YouTube. Continue reading »

Mirrored Ceiling Makes Bookstore Look Like an Infinite Library


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Dujiangyan Zhongshuge, a bookstore in Dujiangyan, China, relies on strategically placed mirrors and gleaming black tile floor to create a stunning illusion that makes the place look like an infinite bookworm’s paradise. Continue reading »

The Unintentionally Homoerotic Chinese-Soviet Communist Propaganda Posters, 1950-1960

“Long Live the Friendship between the Peoples and Armies of China and Soviet Union”.

In October 1949, the Chinese Communist Party led by Mao Zedong claimed victory and formed the People’s Republic of China. Socialist regimes now held power across one-fifth of the globe, ruling a combined population of almost 800 million people. Maintaining a friendly and productive relationship between Moscow and Beijing was seen as crucial for the survival and advancement of socialism. Continue reading »

Abandoned As A Baby Due To Albinism, Xueli Grew Up To Become A Vogue Model

1 in 20,000 people worldwide is born with a genetic condition called albinism, and you’d think people should be aware of it by now, given how easily accessible information is nowadays. Continue reading »

Graveyard of The Bikes: Aerial Photos of China’s Failed Share-Cycle Scheme Show Mountains of Damaged Bikes


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Handlebars tight in snaking rows of colour, thousands of abandoned bicycles line an open field outside the city of Shenyang, relics of a shared bike mania that has overwhelmed China’s cities. The turquoise, blue and yellow bicycles, arranged in long lines, some piled on top of each other, bear the logos of the companies that dominate China’s bike-sharing sector – Hellobike, Didi and Meituan. Continue reading »

Beautiful Illustrations of Ancient Towns in China by Yukai Du

Originally from China, the illustrator Yukai Du moved very quickly to England, where she currently lives. She was introduced to the finesse of Chinese painting at a very young age, at the age of 4. It was only later, during her travels to China to visit her grandparents, that she immersed herself in her memories and that she remembered the richness of Chinese painting. Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos of Fujian Tulou, the Unique China’s Hakka Earthen Buildings

The Hakkas who settled in mountainous south western Fujian province in China developed unique architectural buildings called tulou, literally meaning earthen structures. Continue reading »

An Optical Illusion Bookstore in China


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In Taiyuan IF Center, FAB Cinema collaborated with Zhongshuge to create an innovational cinema experience, and we are invited to design this cross-brand project. Designing a cross-brand space is not simply about mixing features of two brands together. The designer integrated cultural aspects of both brands together organically, using humane sentiments of the bookstore to elevate brand value of the entertainment space, at the same time maximizing both spaces’ social features to bring customers a different experience. Continue reading »

“Calm Before the Storm”: Photographer Captured Nightlife in Wuhan Market Before Pandemic

Back in 2016, in a time when, if we had been told what would happen in 2020, we probably wouldn’t have believed it. The Milanese photographer and art director Alessandro Zanoni lived in Wuhan, a Chinese city that absolutely everyone knows since a few months. From his apartment, the artist observed each evening the market which formed the pattern of the city’s nightlife, its stalls full of goods and its sellers, sometimes alone on their stand, late in the night. Continue reading »

Inspired by Propaganda Posters, Xinmei Liu Challenges the Norm in Model Citizen Guidelines

Be good at everything. Crying is embarrassing. Art is for people who are bad in math. Rich people are not your friends. Rather harsh lessons, but lessons which nevertheless peppered the childhood of illustrator Xinmei Liu while growing up in Shanghai. Continue reading »