Archive for July 15th, 2011


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Today I received a link to a  compelling letter by the  Chinese artist, Hou Hanrou, writing in ART IT, a Japanese web journal.

The same issue also contains a fascinating article on Africans in Guangzhou, of whom there are apparently 150.000 (it would be interesting to know the corresponding number for people from the Indian subcontinent – it is probably not much smaller).The article makes an interesting connection between the African presence and the new Guangzhou Opera House, designed by Zaha Hadid.

The foreign presence in Guangzhou is of course a very ancient one.




Guangxiao Temple, Guangzhou, said to have been founded by an Indian Buddhist monk, in the 4th century of the common era.




Entrance to the tomb of Abu Waqqas, uncle of the Prophet Mohammad, Guangzhou.

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