6 01, 2021

Hong Kong today…The pendulum swings to the era of show trials. The first leader of the Democracy Movement in Brushstrokes in Time .

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/06/dozens-of-hong-kong-pro-democracy-figures-arrested-in-sweeping-crackdown This is so sad because the political pendulum is swinging back towards Mao’s Cultural Revolution.  I have been interested in China from childhood and studied some modules of Chinese history at college when that was rare. When I met

15 12, 2020

Kamila Shamsi and the heartbreak of not telling stories because of ‘appropriation’

By |December 15th, 2020|Categories: China, Art & History, Cultural Appropriation, Lost History, Oxford, The Stars ArtMovement|0 Comments

  https://www.guernicamag.com/shamsie_02_01_2012/? I hate stereotypes and dislike of them is  I believe the motivation for the sad ‘appropriation ‘saga. The wonderful Kamila Shamsi rightly  wonders in this link - why there should be obstacles to telling peoples stories.  For 18

3 12, 2020

Mark Carney -the shark and an untold story

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Did you listen and watch the first Reith lecture by Mark Carney? The topic was ‘From moral to market sentiments’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0900t1x/the-reith-lectures-2020-mark-carney-how-we-get-what-we-value-lecture-1-from-moral-to-market-sentiments? It came as a surprise when in answer to a question by Anita Anand, he said he had taken

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