By Greg Hugh, staff writer
The Minnesota Chinese American Professional Entrepreneurs Club recently held a presentation and networking session attended by almost 50 diverse individuals from throughout the Twin Cities area.
The event, "Staying Innovative – Its Implications for Daily Work and Business,” featured the following speakers: Greg Guettler, president and chief strategist, The Guettler Group, LLC; Aaron Keller, CEO and managing principal, Capsule; and Helen Liang, founder & CEO, Lead Mind, Ltd.
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Duan Wu Festival, also known as Double Fifth or Dragon Boat Festival, as it is known in the western hemisphere, is possibly one of the most well-known Chinese festivals internationally. As one of its names implies, it falls on and is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month in China, which happens to be June 12 in 2013.
Although long-celebrated all over Asia, the festival was not declared a public holiday in the People’s Republic of China (mainland) until 2008 – the first time since the 1940s.
There are many legends and myths connected with this festival.
By Ignacy Broclawski
The term “Chinese Pop” first appeared in China in the 1920s. In those days, it was used by the residents of Shanghai to describe many varieties of contemporary music being produced in China.
With China emerging in the 21st century as a world player in the world of the performing arts, the Chinese pop genre began to spread. Today, new subgenres have developed, including Cantopop or HK pop in Hong Kong. There are also Hokkien pop and Mando pop in Taiwan.
By Anthony James
An Shang Village is tiny and unimpressive. Sitting on a flat plateau in Shaanxi Province with little groundwater irrigation, it’s nothing more than a mediocre farming community entrapped in a constant struggle to support its inhabitants. Though riddled with problems, people like An-Wei saw an opportunity to help a village provide for its future generations; little did he know that an offer to help would soon lead to a complicated and arduous system fraught with corruption.
By Tim Goetz
It’s become clear that China’s up-and-coming economy is creating a new class of citizens in the Far East: wealthy and ultra-wealthy Chinese. They are rapidly increasing in numbers as the country’s massive economic growth, though slowing compared to the height of the market, continues to expand.
In recent reports by the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, facts and figures have been thrown about concerning this new class of citizens. Reports by China Merchant’s Bank and Bain & Company (an investment consulting firm) have also shown ...
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By Ignacy Broclawski
Have you ever wondered what the fashion is like in China? What brands do they wear?
Where do they shop? Here I am, coming up with the solution for your headache.
American and European brands are very popular all over the country of China, but we
can clearly see that most of the Chinese seem to have a different style. Of course, we
can skip the talk about 富二代 (rich 2nd generation). They do not need to care about
the price tags, so on a simple stroll they would spend substantial amounts of money
for Prada, Burberry, Dior or Gucci clothes. All classy brands. Yohobuy.com is the most
popular online store in China where you will find logos you already know, as well as
some new ones: including 5cm, izzue and stayreal. From the very first sight you’ll notice
variations of cuts, textiles and patterns.
Moreover, the Chinese love fashion defined by Japanese designers. What amuses me
are, what I like to call it “Rainbow Pants“ made by Evisu. The idea is clear, a colorful
pattern is spilling from the seat all way down the legs. Your jaw is also going to get
there when you see the price of this fancy garment... As far as the physical shopping in
Minnesota goes, many of the Asians supply themselves with SuperDry apparel that can
be purchased at the Mall of America. This is the latest fashion news from Minnesota to
China and back.
By Anthony James, Staff Writer
During China’s dynamic economic growth, the focus has mainly been on the markets and
technological advancements and massive changes in China’s entertainment industry have often
been overlooked, especially in an area in which the United States and other Asian markets
have dominated: video games. On the surface you’d think that a country where Western media
is censored, consoles are banned, and video games are often denounced by politicians as
Exhibition of Paul Singer Collection Marks New Beginning for Research in Ancient Chinese Art
On view through July 17
Renowned for his passionate dedication to ancient Chinese material culture, collector Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997) built an expansive collection of some 5000 objects, once displayed in its entirety in his modest two-bedroom apartment in New Jersey. The selection of 63 works in "One Man's Search for Ancient China: The Paul Singer Collection," on view Jan. 19-July 7 at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, provides a glimpse into Singer's seven decades of work in ancient Chinese art.
Singer's collection, most of which has never been on public view, reflects an enormous range of artifacts produced by ancient Chinese cultures. Although it includes masterworks appreciated for their beauty, its greatest value resides in the large number of minor pieces–from objects of personal adornment to ceramics and weaponry–that form an almost encyclopedic reference for archaeological study.
"The Singer collection fills in many gaps in the story of early China," said J. Keith Wilson, exhibition curator and curator of ancient Chinese art at the Freer and Sackler galleries. "Objects such as these are found in few museum collections, but they contribute greatly to our understanding and study of thousands of years of history."