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Shanghai Tianzifang: Economic Reforms & The Artsy Bubble

Shanghai Tianzifang: Economic Reforms & The Artsy Bubble

Tianzifang, Shanghai, China. I visited the Tianzifang Quarter for the first time in Septembre 2013, together with a very good friend of mine, as it was a « requirement » for our Chinese Society class. (Photos here)

The Heritage Path: wrecking-ball renovation and progressive museum-ification

The Heritage Path: wrecking-ball renovation and progressive museum-ification

Lijiang, China.

(Photos here)

On Thursday, January 23, 2014, as the sun started to slide down and hide behind the mountains, we arrived in Lijiang.

Lijiang is an old water town, with hundreds of small canals and bridges, which is the reason why it is also known as Dayan, the big inker, in Chinese language. The town is located in Lijiang County, a rural district located in the north of Yunnan province, where it is surrounded by tall mountain chains. As a consequence of a massive investment in infrastructures, it is now possible to arrive by bus, but also by train and plane to Lijiang.

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