April 2018

Although industrial landscapes today appear as one of the most alien of art forms, they were once fundamental as backgrounds of socialist realist paintings. This essay examines the legacies of two masters of the genre in China and North Korea—Song Wenzhi (1919–1999) and Chōng Yōngman...

In late February, the Chinese Communist Party announced that it would advise the repeal of term limits for the President and Vice President from China's Constitution. Some have been tempted to see this as a simple and naked power grab, putting China into the basket...