Where the Governmental and the Avant-Garde meets
November 1, 2013
By Dr Tianqi (Kiki) Yu, Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies, The School of International Communications, The University of Nottingham, Ningbo China. If the charm of Berlin lies in the confrontation of different ideologies demonstrated through architecture and the closeness between history and present, the beauty of Shanghai is highlighted through the harmonious mix …
How can the art and architecture in China be comparable to that in the West?
August 12, 2013
By Louise Jones, Studying Art History at the University of Nottingham UK. Before my trip to Ningbo I had some knowledge on the art practices in China and had many expectations of what I believed China would look like; high sky scraper buildings with the architecture being a mix of modern designs in the cities …
The Spring Festival
July 6, 2013
By Klara Habartova, Second Year Student, BA Contemporary Chinese Studies, The University of Nottingham UK. For all Chinese, the Spring Festival (the New Year) is the most look forward to period of the whole year. It is a time when the word ‘together’ gets a new and much deeper meaning. A time when most of …
Ni hao Miao People!
June 8, 2013
By Klara Habartova, Second Year Student, BA Contemporary Chinese Studies, The University of Nottingham UK. 你们好 Miao people! As a little prize for successfully (hopefully) passing my exams, I decided to go for another short trip. There was a plac