Dialogue in the Dark: An Untold Perspective

In February, I went to “Dialogue in the Dark” in Shenzhen with my friends. One of my friends told us about the social entrepreneur, Andreas Heinecke, the founder of “Dialogue in the Dark”. Originally he worked at a radio station in his hometown Baden-Baden, Germany. One day he was asked to develop a work training for a young journalist who had lost his eyesight in a car accident. This working opportunity made Andreas and the young journalist good friends. … More Dialogue in the Dark: An Untold Perspective

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

Continued Electronic Music Adventures in China

Since my last (and first) entry in this series, I’ve had the pleasure of attending two important events in the continuing development of the electronic music scene in China. First up was Budweiser Storm Festival Shanghai, a two-day festival held at the beginning of October in the Xuhui Greenspace in Shanghai. Featuring the likes of electronic dance music heavyweights such as Tiesto, Skrillex, Laidback Luke and Blasterjaxx, Storm was certainly the most internationally oriented festival I’ve attended in China so far. … More Continued Electronic Music Adventures in China