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April 5th, 2008 - China Now


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese architecture and design have only come into being over the past twenty years. Practitioners are at the forefront of negotiations between global influence and pre-communist era traditions in an effort to produce something distinctly contemporary and distinctly Chinese.

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has a fascinating exhibition of contemporary Chinese architecture and design running until July 13th.

Gift wrap from Shanghai’s Madame Mao’s Dowry boutique.

1. “In the socialist revolution win victory for socialist reconstruction,” 1972.
2. “Chairman Mao is the red sun that never sets in our hearts," 1977.

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