Tomb-sweeping Day: The story behind Qingming Festival

Tomb-sweeping Day, which is also called Qingming Festival, is one of the most important festivals in China. It is around April 4th every calendar year, the fifteenth day after vernal equinox. Its history can be dated back to more than two thousand years ago, around the Spring and Autumn Era. Tomb-sweeping Day is very influential in … More Tomb-sweeping Day: The story behind Qingming Festival

Dafen Oil Painting Village: More Than Just Copies

Last month, Elaine Campbell, from PKU School of Transnational Law, organized a day trip to discover one of the most artistic places of Shenzhen: Dafen Oil Painting Village. Dafen is a four square kilometres village whose unique atmosphere makes it a must-trip after days spent in the crowded Shenzhen. It is located close to Dafen metro … More Dafen Oil Painting Village: More Than Just Copies

Shenzhen featured in Wired UK’s “Future Cities” Series

Shenzhen is the subject of Wired UK’s new web series “Future Cities”. In the video below, you can get to know Shenzhen a bit better as you’re led through an area called Huaqiang Bei, a few Shenzhen-based companies, and finally the Shenzhen Museum. The entire video is worth watching, however if you’re most interested in … More Shenzhen featured in Wired UK’s “Future Cities” Series