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Ma Jian, one of the sharper observers of contemporary China, though living in exile for 30 years, says this era resembles that of the Cultural Revolution.
Several artworks that looked closely at the implications of biotechnology and artificial intelligence have been banned from an art festival in southern China.
The 100-year-old historian and collector Wan-go H.C. Weng is donating about 200 pieces, with some made as early as the seventh century.
Hengdian World Studios, in a small town in central China, churns out scores of movies and television series from each period in the country’s history.
Analysts had worried that China might use Disney’s $71.3 billion deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox as a weapon in a trade war with the United States.
Chinese collectors flock to London to buy items from their country’s Imperial past, attracted by pieces with ownership histories that guarantee authenticity.
He created widely popular panoramic fictional universes that inspired movies and video games and that have led some to compare him to J.R.R. Tolkien.
In building a world-renowned collection, Professor Fong counseled collectors, philanthropists and curators. He also taught at Princeton for 40 years.