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State of Siege? Hong Kong’s housing

State of Siege? Hong Kong’s housing

— by Yu Xinning — “I have been a tenant of public housing in Hong Kong for three years, since migrating from Zhuhai. With six family members living in a single room, we have neither privacy nor a close relationship.

by × December 11, 2016 ×

Articles, Heritage

The rise and fall of Shanghai Shikumen

The rise and fall of Shanghai Shikumen

The second in our series exploring housing typologies in China.  Here Dai Yiqing explores Shanghai’s shikumens.

by × November 22, 2016 ×

Articles, Heritage

Qilou: Chinese Arcadia

Qilou: Chinese Arcadia

We are starting a short series of articles looking at housing types in China. First Yu Xinning and Fan Shitao explore Guangzhou’s Qilou housing.

by × September 26, 2016 ×

Heritage, Interviews

Tong Ming: “We understand history in order to learn from it”

Tong Ming: “We understand history in order to learn from it”

— Interviewed by: Henry Lyle‎ & LiuBowei  — Tong Ming is an associate professor in the department of urban planning at Tongji University in Shanghai.

by × November 4, 2015 ×

Articles, Heritage

The Grand Bazaar, Urumqi

The Grand Bazaar, Urumqi

– by Gong Ruochen – President Xi has just announced the revitalisation of the “Silk Road economic belt” – a trading route for the 21st century that links China to Europe via the mountains of Central Asia

by × April 14, 2015 ×

Heritage, Photoreportage

Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

Introduction (Chenxing Sun) With a reputed history of more than five thousand years, China is undoubtedly a wealthy country in terms of cultural heritage: tangible or intangible, man-made or natural, spectacular or exquisite.

by × November 6, 2014 ×

Articles, Heritage

Shenzhen Urban Village

Shenzhen Urban Village

—  by Weiping Wang —-  From its beginning 30 years ago, Shenzhen in southern China, has rapidly development from a small village to an international city.

by × September 15, 2014 ×

Articles, Heritage, Museums and Libraries

Guotai Arts Centre, Chongqing

Guotai Arts Centre, Chongqing

— by Minghuan Xie — Nowadays, people are seldom bored with the combination of ancient Chinese construction elements with modern architectural design.

by × September 14, 2014 ×

Articles, Heritage

Earthquakes: consider the villages

Earthquakes: consider the villages

— by ShiyuQian — On August 3rd 2014, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Yunnan province (southwest China) at a depth of 12 kilometres. 

by × September 10, 2014 ×