Asian Contemporary Art and Chinese 20th Century Art

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Item Overview Description CHEN YIFEI(1946-2005)Early Fall (Suzhou) signed ‘Chen Yifei ‘in Pinyin (lower left)oil on canvas76 x 51 cm. (30 x 20 in.)Painted in 1989 Exhibited Tokyo, Japan, SHIBUYA SEIBU Department Store, Chen Yifei, 1989. Literature Chen Yifei, exh. cat., SHIBUYA SEIBU Department Store, Tokyo, Japan, 1989. (illustrated, p. 25). Notes In 1984, the New York Times and Art News used the coined expression ‘Romantic Realism’…

24 Hours In the City of Suzhou

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Suzhou is well known for its traditional Chinese gardens that emanate decadence and tranquility; they are considered some of the best in the world, and rightly so. The histories of the classical gardens, which are scattered throughout the city, are long and can be traced back to 6BC. However, it is said that only a small number of the original…

Photos: The Stunning Ancient Gardens of Suzhou

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Centuries ago, Chinese scholars created exquisite gardens in which to spend their days painting, writing poetry, and escaping the world. Today, Paul Westlake captures these gardens in this slideshow of photos and digital extras. Life’s pretty as a picture at Suzhou’s Master of the Nets Garden. Its twelfth-century owner was a former court administrator who retired to devote his time…

Legendary Architect I.M. Pei Passes Away at 102 Years Old

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On May 15, 2019, famed Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei passed away at 102 years old. Renowned for his avant-garde approach to architecture, Pei has produced some of the world’s most well-known modernist buildings, with the National Gallery of Art’s East Building, the Bank of China in Hong Kong, and the Louvre Pyramid among his crowning achievements. Pei was born in Guangzhou, a port…

Lion Mountain Park, Suzhou

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The City of Suzhou, China has announced TLS Landscape Architecture, Berkeley, California as the winner of the Lion Mountain Park Design Competition. The new 74-hectare urban park, built on the grounds of an old amusement park and pond, is anchored by Shishan (Lion) Mountain. The park will become the key amenity of the newly-developing Suzhou High-Tech District. Lion Mountain forms…

Street Food of Suzhou

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In Suzhou, China it’s all about night street markets. And man, do they offer a variety of numnums. Steamed things, fried things, gelatinous things, things wrapped in banana leaf, soup, seafood, tofu, rice in every form imaginable, and some of the most interesting desserts I have ever seen. The following photos should serve as a slideshow of sorts of all the…

Zhouzhuang: Die Wasserstadt Nummer Eins in China.

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Zhouzhuang liegt ganz im Osten Chinas und nennt sich ganz bescheiden Chinas Wasserstadt Nummer Eins. Nicht weit von Shanghai und Suzhou entfernt, ist Zhouzhuang ein beliebtes Ausflugsziel: Mit seinen vielen Kanälen und Wasserstraßen sowie einer schmucken kleinen Altstadt ist Zhouzhuang (sprich: Tschuu-Tschuang) definitiv einen Besuch wert. Die kleine Wasserstadt gilt als eines der kulturellen  Zentren der Region und bietet nicht nur chinesischen Touristen, sondern auch…

Where to Stay in Suzhou

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Suzhou is famous for its beautiful water scenery and fantastic gardens landscape. Except for the amazing views in this city, for visitors to Suzhou, one of the most important parts of their trip is the accommodations. Then where to stay in Suzhou is the best locations for tourist to explore this city? Here, some useful information is introduced for you. Most of…

SNAPSHOT: MASTER OF THE NETS GARDEN SUZHOU

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While one of the smallest gardens in Suzhou, the Master of the Nets’ exquisite design attracts visitors from around the globe Nicknamed the Venice of the Orient due to the waterways that snake across the city,Suzhou is west of Shanghai in the province of Jiangsu. Known historically as China’s wealthiest region, it’s unsurprising that this city is home to some of the…