Architectural elements from two ancient cultures collide to memorialize a bond going back at least to Marco Polo in the city where he made his mark, Chengdu.
Just west of Shanghai, Suzhou in Jiangsu Province of East China, is a historic city best known for its intricate canal system, beautifully designed bridges and UNESCO-designated classical gardens.
For years, recycling in the Western world has been based on the idea that we can simply stuff our dirty plastic, obsolete electronics, and broken toys into a shipping container, and send it to the other side of the world. Until now.
Ancient forests and historic villas form the foundation of a resort like no other.
A purveyor of old-world service to suit the needs of a very new city.
Canadian expatriate Jordan Porter guides travellers through the culinary scene of Chengdu, Sichuan, and on foraging trips in the surrounding countryside.
Let’s be clear about one thing: the explosion was real. Fully 173 people lost their lives; a further eight remain unaccounted for. The blast levelled the commercial heart of the city, damaging 17,000 homes and destroying 3,000 vehicles.
FROM THE ARCHIVE:Hangzhou, situated in the Yangtze River Delta and a 38-minute ride by high-speed train from Shanghai, is one of China’s most unique destinations.
Ai Weiwei is the most recent artist to create an exclusive artwork for the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Artist Edition program, in conjunction with Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art, on display until April 2015.