Australian Director Sophie Hyde Explores Family Ties

 •  September 4

What is it like to have a mother who changes from a Jane to a James? The Australian avant-garde film "52 Tuesdays" deals with exactly that question....

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A legendary artist

 •  July 19

In the early 1960s Robert Dickerson gave his father a collection of his paintings. Regarding them as a waste of time, his father burnt them...

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Google creative director explores his love for digital art in Sydney

 •  May 23

When Tom Uglow left Google’s London headquarters two years ago to move to Australia, he managed teams of up to a hundred. Today, as creative...

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Ai Weiwei is back in production with his Fake studio and his team of assistants. What does art mean now to the dissident?

 •  May 2

When I sit down with Ai Weiwei, the first thing he does is aim his iPhone at me. We are in Ai’s cathedral-like home-cum-studio, in the dusty...

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Heiress Veronica Chou on her Beijing ‘courtyard house in the sky’

 •  April 4

“We want[ed] to build a courtyard house in the sky,” says Veronica Chou, the Hong Kong textile heiress, as she waves her manicured hands around...

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The biologist who gave up US citizenship and returned to China

 •  January 10

The neurobiologist Rao Yi had the ill fortune six years ago to buy a “rotten tail building”. In Chinese the phrase refers to a development that...

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Chef drops everything to work in China

 •  October 18

Brian McKenna was comfortable in his life as a chef and club owner in Amsterdam until he was offered the chance to work in Beijing. Less than six...

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Expat lives: the US to China

 •  May 31

For American architect and former fighter pilot Benjamin Wood, living in Shanghai provides not only the good life but a chance for...

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Interview: AD Miller

 •  March 5

In 2006, AD Miller, then serving as The Economist’s Moscow correspondent, visited an office in the city’s municipal administration. He was shown...

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Expat lives: A tale of three cities

 •  November 16

When the Australian Michelle Garnaut first set foot in Hong Kong in 1984 she loathed the city. Garnaut, then in her mid-twenties, had just spent...

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