Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Friday, January 9, 2004 at 4:43 PM
Actress Zhao Wei is on the cover of Rich & Famous magazine's January issue.
Zhao Wei became a household name in China for her role as Princess Pearl in the Qing Dynasty soap opera 'huang zhu ge ge' or 'Return of Princess Pearl'. One of her more interesting roles was in Zhang Yuan's story of gay Beijing 'East Palace West Palace'.
This month's letter from the publisher, Shen Qing, has a nice line about Beijing and Shanghai:
Rich & Famous' January coverlines are:
Zhao Wei: Almost grown up
Xu Jinglei: a woman at 30
Doting on Pu Shu
He Rundong: only remembers today's laughter
Li Quan: Synthesis of music and man
Image of 2003
The Hilton sisters (of Paris Hilton fame)
Tom Ford leaves Gucci
Hollywood celebrities brand fetishes
Er Dongsheng: 30 years to learn how to forget
British royal family
Jobs in China
Henry on The Eurasian Face
Caroline W on Big in China
Michael on Julia Lovell on translating Lu Xun's complete fiction: "His is an angry, searing vision of China"
Brandon K. on Clueless academic takes on popular fantasy novels
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Books on China
The Eurasian Face : Blacksmith Books, a publishing house in Hong Kong, is behind The Eurasian Face, a collection of photographs by Kirsteen Zimmern. Below is an excerpt from the series:
Big in China: An adapted excerpt from Big In China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising A Family, Playing The Blues and Becoming A Star in China, just published this month. Author Alan Paul tells the story of arriving in Beijing as a trailing spouse, starting a blues band, raising kids and trying to make sense of China.
Pallavi Aiyar's Chinese Whiskers: Pallavi Aiyar's first novel, Chinese Whiskers, a modern fable set in contemporary Beijing, will be published in January 2011. Aiyar currently lives in Brussels where she writes about Europe for the Business Standard. Below she gives permissions for an excerpt.
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+ Korean history doesn't fly on Chinese TV screens (2007.09): SARFT puts the kibbosh on Korean historical dramas.
+ Religion and government in an uneasy mix (2008.03): Phoenix Weekly (凤凰周刊) article from October, 2007, on government influence on religious practice in Tibet.
+ David Moser on Mao impersonators (2004.10): I first became aware of this phenomenon in 1992 when I turned on a Beijing TV variety show and was jolted by the sight of "Mao Zedong" and "Zhou Enlai" playing a game of ping pong. They both gave short, rousing speeches, and then were reverently interviewed by the emcee, who thanked them profusely for taking time off from their governmental duties to appear on the show.