28 May, 2007 in China
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Kan Kan : Israeli artists presenting in China

This month, Beijing has been hosting “Kan Kan” (כאן כאן)- an exhibition of Israeli artists living in China and the way they perceive local culture. Artist list includes Irit Tamari, Dvir Bar-Gal, Nir Elias, Basmat Levin, Amir Pollak, Noel Fortunee and Yair Lior. From NYArts : The artists participating in this exhibition are all …

The Israeli travel magazines have been giving a lot of attention to China lately, some with video-blogging of culture, people and scenery. From Arutz Teva Hadvarim (טבע הדברים, “Things Naturally channel” in Hebrew) : Beijing   The Great Wall and Beijing markets   The 9 villages valley   Northern …

Promoting Cultural Diversity : Myths about Asians in Israel

It really is too bad. On one side you have Israelis who are interested in Asia, fantasizing about graduating their East Asia BA and heading off to meet the exotic cultures of the East, and on the other side there are the Asian students who’re studying in Israel, wanting to get to know the …

Jung Chang and Jon Halliday attended the conference at TAU Israel to discuss Mao and his influence on China, the Chinese people and the entire world. As the Mao book came out, the controversy over Mao was revived and the speakers at the conference demonstrated some of the debate that is still going on. In […]

Mao - the unknown story - Jung Chang Jon Halliday אמו הסיפור הבלתי נודע

Jung Chang and Jon Halliday came to Tel Aviv University in Israel for the launch of the Hebrew version of "Mao – the unknown story". They both gave fascinating speeches about 20th century’s China and Mao’s regime, but Jung Chang was the center of the event – capturing the crowd with her inspiring personality. I owe much […]

7 May, 2007 in China
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Midwesterner in the Middle Kingdom - Ben

What would it be like for a ‘spoiled westerner’ in China to become a dirt-worker barbershop trainee? Can a westerner survive a typical everyday job in China? Midwesterner in the Middle Kingdom is a relatively new blog I’ve been following for a while, described by China Blog List as "A Jewish guy from Kansas City provides his […]

jung chang in israel

There are alot of exciting Asian related events happening in Israel recently, and I can hardly keep up. Aside from what I’ve already covered, here are some more recent news and events related to Asia-Israel connections :  Jung Chang, the famous author of Wild Swans and "Mao – the unknown story", will visit Israel …

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