ALEC FARMER WRITES — Home does not denote a solely physical space. It represents memories, both good and bad. Experiences with family, friends, and passing acquaintances are associated with the place these events occurred in. For this reason, locations are special to someone because of their shared history. This duality between…Full Article BOOK REVIEW: DRAGONFLY EYES (2021) – THE CONNECTIONS OF FAMILY AND SPACE
ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL WRITES — Fudan University Press just published, in simplified Chinese translation, the text of the 2nd Edition of ‘Confessions of an American Media Man’. The new volume is picture above (to the right of the English language original first published in 2007 – then reprinted twice, then…Full Article SHANGHAI: ‘CONFESSIONS OF AN AMERICAN MEDIA MAN’ GOES CHINESE
RACHEL OAKES WRITES: Shanghai Disney Resort has been on a roll since its 2016 opening, and the upward trend continues. Now, in a remarkable show of bilateral partnering and just two years after Disney opened its doors, the most successful theme park in China has officially begun its first major…Full Article CHINA: ‘DISNEY … YOU’RE LOVED IN THIS COUNTRY!’
BRADLEY JAMES CAVANAGH WRITES — In central Shanghai, a two-story building has been plastered with images of Xi Jinping, as if to protect it, and – through this attempted power of symbolism – granted a short reprieve from demolition. Pictures taken of this building went viral on social media, prompting…Full Article CHINA: Shanghai Building Owners Protest Demolition with Xi Jinping Posters.
FILM REVIEW BY LANI LUO – “Wake up. This is the new China. Things need to be planned and centrally controlled.” This quote comes from a short film written by Craig Rosenthal called Shanghai Love Market. Clearly, the title indicates that the story is not an academic critique on the…Full Article CHINA: Shanghai Love Market