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Archive for January, 2012

Street Vendors in Guangxi

Street Vendors in Guangxi

| January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

I will be posting soon enough about my culinary experiences and impressions while in the Guangdong Province, but here is an interesting article from traveler Ian Carter about his surrendering to the flavors and smells of the food carts while in Guilin, a city in the Guangxi province, which is a bit northwest of Guangdong. [...]

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The Painted Biography of Ji Gong

The Painted Biography of Ji Gong

| January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

In Hangzhou in the Zhejiang province, which is southwest of Shanghai, you can find the Lingyin Temple. There, one can now view 18 meter high by 50 meter long murals depicting the life of legendary monk Ji Gong (1130 – 1209) of the Southern Song Dynasty. Ji’s story is akin to that of Robin Hood, [...]

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Xie Molin

Xie Molin

| January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s some very interesting work from an artist in Beijing names Xie Molin. He combines a computer, a machine he built himself, and then painting by hand to create these mesmerizing patterns. His work is currently part of a show at the Pace Gallery Beijing. Found on Cool Hunting   Tweet

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Violinist & Performer Hahn-Bin

Violinist & Performer Hahn-Bin

| January 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Korean-American violinist Hahn Bin is bringing a unique style and sensibility to how he is merging performance art with classical music. He names Warhol as a big inspiration, but also clearly taking cues from artists like Laurie Anderson. From NOWNESS The Korean prodigy has been resuscitating a dozing classic music scene and capturing the [...]

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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

| January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

  As a big fan of the potential of storytelling in gaming, I really dug “Alan Wake.” Haven’t gotten to finish the game, but I felt more drawn in by the characters and story in that game than any other. Apparently the game didn’t sell as well as one would hope a tentpole console game [...]

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Rev Share Publishing In Action: Longreads

Rev Share Publishing In Action: Longreads

| January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Longreads, the curator of long-form journalistic stories has compiled a ‘best of 2011′ digital publication available on Amazon. The arrangement between Longreads and the participating writers is a revenue share in which everyone gets a cut of the sales. It will be interesting to watch how this kind of partnership between publisher/distributor and authors evolves. [...]

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Star in a bootlegged Chinese Gundam-style film…on the cheap!

Star in a bootlegged Chinese Gundam-style film…on the cheap!

| January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Your birthday present, Xmas, and Hanukkah needs have been answered! For only $275 you can add a child’s face and voice to a (dubiously adapted) “original” Gundam-style epic. “The Chinese company Xu You Ji produces personalized DVDs by splicing a client’s face and voice into a prefabricated cartoon.” View Video View More Story via io9 [...]

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Coming Soon: No Hugging In China by Felicia Brings

Coming Soon: No Hugging In China by Felicia Brings

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Dapt’d will be releasing Felicia Brings’ new book No Hugging In China in February 2012! Official Synopsis No Hugging in China is Felicia Brings’ sometimes frantic, sometimes hilarious, always perceptive observations of life in the Guangdong Province, China.  Seeking a meaningful way to escape the New York’s winter frigidity, Brings signed on to teach middle [...]

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Video of Guangdong Province

Video of Guangdong Province

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s a video that YouTuber turath7 created of sites in and around the Guangdong Province where No Hugging In China takes place.     Tweet

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Getting Started with Felicia Brings!

Getting Started with Felicia Brings!

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Edward Ludvigsen and Carla Stockton, co-founders of Dapt’d,an all-new adventure in publishing, marketing, distribution and adaptation for authors/creators of literary and comic book materials, take pleasure to announce the upcoming launch of No Hugging in China,  Felicia Brings’ quirky and engaging love letter to the Guangdong Province and a memoir of her time as a teacher there. [...]

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