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Agnelli made music from an image of birds. (Image:  YouTube/Screenshot)

Birds on Wires Inspires Composer

For an artist, inspiration can strike from anywhere. Jarbas Agnelli, a musician from San Paulo, Brazil, got his inspiration from an image of a few birds that led to the creation of a very unique piece of music.

Wu Ningkun, an acclaimed Chinese translator and an Anglo-American literary research expert, passed away at the age of 99 on August 10, 2019, in the United States. (Image:  chinesepen.org)

A Shattered Chinese Dream

Mr. Wu Ningkun, an acclaimed Chinese translator and an Anglo-American literary research expert, passed away at the age of 99 on August 10, 2019, in the United States.  He is best known for his Chinese translation of The Great Gatsby,…

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Birds on Wires Inspires Composer

For an artist, inspiration can strike from anywhere. Jarbas Agnelli, a musician from San Paulo, Brazil, got his inspiration from an image of a few birds that led to the…

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Ancient Rhymes: The History of Tang Poetry

Between A.D. 618 and A.D. 907, China was ruled by the Tang Dynasty. Considered one of the high points of Chinese civilization, the period is also known as the “Golden Age”…

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A Shattered Chinese Dream

Mr. Wu Ningkun, an acclaimed Chinese translator and an Anglo-American literary research expert, passed away at the age of 99 on August 10, 2019, in the United States.  He is…

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Taste of Taiwan II: Timelapse With Love

Photographers Henrik Matzen and Jonas Hoholt have released the hyper-lapse film A Taste of Taiwan II, and it’s even more vibrant than the first. Their love of Taiwan — the heart…

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Hong Kong Reveals a Fake Mulan

One crucial oversight and a single social media post may have changed everything for Disney’s upcoming Mulan ⁠— a live-action remake of their 1998 animation⁠ — set to hit screens in…