Los Angeles Times


Martial arts master Ip Man reigns large in film

 •  September 21

HONG KONG — There is a scene near the beginning of Wong Kar Wai's "The Grandmaster" in which the main character, the martial arts expert Ip Man,...

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Documentary spotlights Chinese artists Wang Guangyi, Liu Gang

 •  May 10

BEIJING -- One scene of the new documentary “Chimeras” shows the young Chinese artist Liu Gang wandering with his camera around a town in China...

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In Hong Kong, Cantonese opera takes pride of place

 •  April 13

HONG KONG — Strung up in the Sunbeam Theatre in a gritty working-class part of this city are posters showing Cantonese opera singers, their red...

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Hong Kong film industry changes focus to mainland

 •  April 6

HONG KONG — When Mabel Cheung, one of this city's leading directors, shot her historical-political drama "The Soong Sisters" in China in the...

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Hong Kong Film Festival: Capturing the ambiance of Taipei in ‘Together’

 •  March 25

HONG KONG — Ang Lee, Taiwan’s most famous director, brought new respect to his homeland with the artistic achievement created there in his...

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Hong Kong Film Festival: A film that deals with memory (and Macau)

 •  March 20

HONG KONG -- There is a moment in “The Last Time I Saw Macau” -- which plays Wednesday at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and is being...

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In Britain, Spacehive helps the people get civic projects done

 •  February 2

LONDON — In 2011, the London riots created chaos across the capital as disgruntled youth burned down buildings, looted shops and rampaged in the...

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Restoration is taking a hold in China

 •  October 20

BEIJING — Behind a scrappy red door in an old Beijing hutong, or alleyway, stands a derelict late-Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) courtyard house. The...

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Documentary ‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry’ shows artist’s boldness

 •  July 31

BEIJING — Ai Weiwei — the Chinese artist and activist — is wearing his favorite T-shirt. Stretched over his ample belly is a photograph of...

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Horihide still practices the dying art of hand tattoo

 •  June 24

GIFU, Japan — Hidden away in the backroom of a modest apartment in this central Japanese city, one of Japan's last remaining hand-tattoo masters is...

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