The Affinities of Art 藝海因緣

The following essay was circulated among friends on 26 August 2016, the day that Lois Conner formally presented a painting by the celebrated Hangzhou artist Zhang Peili 張培力 to the research centre that I founded at The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.… Read

Burn the Books, Bury the Scholars!

Over the past four days, Cambridge University Press (CUP), a venerable academic publishing house that operates under the aegis of the even more venerable Cambridge University, has been the focus of international news reports.… Read

༄༅། ཞོ་སྟོན། Yoghurt Festival

Tibetan yoghurt བོད་ཞོ་ jar, 1986. Editor’s collection. Zho ston ཞོ་སྟོན་, pronounced ‘shodun’, is a festival celebrated from the end of the sixth and during the seventh month of the Tibetan calendar (August).… Read

Other People’s Thoughts, IV

Other People’s Thoughts is a section of the China Heritage site featured in our Journal. It is inspired by a compilation of quotations made by Simon Leys (Pierre Ryckmans), one of our Ancestors.… Read