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Painting color in china black to see cosmic revelations  

Shanghai
Sat 5th March 2011

In the ‘organized’ chaos of his studio, with large piles of black inked paper on the floor, I could actually see patterns and designs almost everywhere. A simple tea cup on a bamboo holder becomes a cosmos of yellow-green in a sea of black! Chen Tzung is undoubtedly an artist of deep sensitivity and far sighted vision.
 
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The way he boils tea and pours hot water over the dried leaves in the traditional tea pot, then clamps the pot over an ordinary glass to let the hot water seep through the leaves and fill up the glass—this operation fascinates.  Then from the glass he fills our little cups. I watched this at least six times, so you can tell how much tea we drank, or how much of his precious time he gave us.
A Presidential Palace modest, yet full of history  
By Cho San Lan, Freelance correspondent in Shanghai
Shanghai
Wed 2nd March 2011

A trip to Nanjing would not be complete without at least a brief visit to the Presidential Palace, especially as Nanjing (pinyin spelling) was the capital of the Republic of China established in 1912, and known then as Nankin.
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Spartan, red columns mark the lateral halls to offices and lodgings
 
The Kuomintang co-founded by Dr Sun Yat Sen, were in power, though it was a fragile government against the war lords of other provinces. Nanjing nonetheless remained the capital until the Japanese invasion of 1937 marking the start of the second Sino-Japanese war.
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