Monthly:June 2010

Must Watch Documentary – Please Vote For Me

[youtube width=”580″ height=”344″][/youtube] A couple of years ago, a friend of mine sent me a link. It was a link to a documentary that would give me a new insight into China, like I had never had before. Made in 2007, “Please Vote For Me” is a documentary by Chinese director Weijun Chen, following the lives of three young schoolchildren as they bid to become the first class president, embracing a new concept…voting. Following these students though the whole process […]

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North Korea and the World Cup – As Ever, an Unknown Quantity

It was about 2:00 a.m. as my taxi careered down the highway that leads from Incheon airport to downtown Seoul. Having just landed in the middle of a lightning storm, the rain was battering the taxi windshield and the GPS on the driver’s dashboard blinked indicating a breaking of the local speed limit. I was starting to wonder if it was really that essential that I make it to my 3:30 a.m. appointment on time. That appointment was to watch […]

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Images from Zhengzhou Universities Talks

This weekend I travelled to the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a city of some 7 million people lying next to the Yellow River in central Henan province. I was in the city to give a series of talks at Universities in the city, presenting some of my work in China over the past 4 years and also introducing our workshops to the students of the city. My presentation began with an introduction about myself, reasons for coming to China and […]

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On This Day in….

Follow the link to find out what happened On-This-Day in various years…

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Where is the best place in Beijing to photograph…religion?

<<Return to the Learning Zone During our workshops over the past few months, I have often been asked the question “Where is the best place in Beijing to photograph….?” Now, you can insert pretty much anything you like into the last part of that question, as queries have come in to me about a myriad of different things. So, I thought it would be interesting to start a new series of posts that answers some of these questions about where I […]

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Where have you been?

If you have dropped by my blog over the past few weeks, you may have noticed something odd. There hasn’t been many new posts. “Why?” I hear you scream, or maybe just say. Well, we had a few issue with the security of the blog with it somehow being hacked and information was been compromised and changed. Needless to say it seems that things have returned to normal now and we (myself and website hosts) think we may have solved […]

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