Kongar-ool Ondar

My wife told me while I'm writing this article that she hasn't heard that many songs by Kongar-ool Ondar in a day since her childhood in Tuva. Kongar-ool Borisovich Ondar (Ондар Коңгар-оол Борис оглу,  in Russian/Tuvan, 4 December 1962 - 25 July 2013) was an influential Tuvan musician of the 20th century and one of … Continue reading Kongar-ool Ondar

Pingyao and its walls

Pingyao (平遥古城), an ancient city protected by UNESCO located at the center of Shanxi province,  just few kilometers south of Taiyuan, is definitely a window to the past rural life in North-central China. Following  tradition Chinese cities were often surrounded by city-walls in order to defend themselves from neighbor reigns and nomads tribes. Between the … Continue reading Pingyao and its walls

Blue house – Hong Kong

Not far from the old British Post-office of Wan Chai (now Environmental Protection Dept.) , over a hill in the direction of a temple a blu building catches ones the attention. Blue House (蓝楼)is an historical building in Wan Chai district(灣仔), Hong-Kong. At it's ground floor  is possible to visit a small hall called "Hong Kong House … Continue reading Blue house – Hong Kong

Rtsi-nang-dgon-pa Jonang Monastery – Aba County

On the road from Rnga-ba to the direction of  Gcig-sgril-in-mgo-log, in the County of Aba near the village of Rgya-stod (甲尔多乡, Jia'erduo village) is Rtsi-nang-dgon-pa Monastery (full name as  rtsi nang dgon dpal me 'gyur NGES Don bde chen gling, Chinese name as 孜朗寺), a Jonang School Monastery officially founded in 1429. The Jonang School was widely believed to have been extinct after … Continue reading Rtsi-nang-dgon-pa Jonang Monastery – Aba County

Shuajinsi Work Unit – Aba County – Sichuan

During my last trip with my friend F. in the valleys of Aba County, we noticed a little wall with some propaganda murals belonging to the Revolutionary China of 1960's. On our way back to Chengdu, we managed to find a little time to visit the old work unit near Shuajingsi. Shuajingsi (刷经寺) is a small village located … Continue reading Shuajinsi Work Unit – Aba County – Sichuan

Dong Xiwen – Fine Arts Professor Who Described the Province of Aba

  Life and Carrer of Dong XiWen Born in 1914, Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, Dong Xiwen (董希文, 1914-1973), was a Central Academy of Fine Arts professor in Beijing. In 1932 was admitted to the Department of Civil Engineering of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, Suzhou following year was admitted to the College of Fine Arts and in 1934 the College of Art … Continue reading Dong Xiwen – Fine Arts Professor Who Described the Province of Aba

Selected Artworks of the Workers of Inner Mongolia – 1976

  Rarely is possible to find a complete book dedicated to one etnic group. This collection comes from an old antiques market in Chengdu (Sichuan province, China).  "Selected Artworks of the Workers of Inner Mongolia" is a political and educational collection of artworks (similar to the propaganda posters) of different authors which aim was to … Continue reading Selected Artworks of the Workers of Inner Mongolia – 1976

Geda the Living Buddha

The reason why i'm attracted to Geda the Living Buddha story is because of a early trip in the Sichuan Tibetan's areas in 2007. At that time me and my brother we spent one night in a little tibetan village inside Huanglong natural reserve, where still there were some old wodden hoses. In one of the … Continue reading Geda the Living Buddha

STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE – Ma Jian

STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE – Ma Jian 亮出你的舌苔或空空荡荡 1987   Introduction Published first in 1987, Stick Out Your Tongue (CHINESE NAME) has been an example of Chinese literature explaining about the Tibetan culture, how nomadic life has changed while progress has been imported to the province. Also interesting the Chinese way of seen this communities … Continue reading STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE – Ma Jian