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Has Traditional Art Survived the Economic Transformation of China? Prospects and perceptions of new Chinese investors in the Pacific

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  • Has Traditional Art Survived the Economic Transformation of China?

    Has Traditional Art Survived the Economic Transformation of China?

    Has the material transformation of China over the last four decades diluted, or even obliterated, China's past, including its long-established traditions? Some Chinese observers may say so, and that tradition and traditional values have become little more than ornamental and superficial additions to a vast modern state. But Edmund Capon will argue in...

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  • Prospects and perceptions of new Chinese investors in the Pacific

    Prospects and perceptions of new Chinese investors in the Pacific

    From the 19th century onwards, when Chinese labourers were brought into the South Pacific by colonial powers to work on plantations, many reports wrote of their prospects as future citizens in approving terms, such as “assimilable stock”. Current Pacific governments agonize over attracting Chinese investors in similar terms, caught between an impulse to...

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