Image of the Week

Every week, we feature a new image on the header of the China Channel, behind our logo. Below is a list of all of our past Images of the Week, from most recent all the way back to week one. (NB since July 2019, ‘weeks’ or editions on the China Channel are counted biweekly.)

Issue 140 – 3.1.21 – The last watchtower of the ancient military fort at Jiayuguan, the Western end of the Great Wall (Alec Ash)

Issue 139 – 2.15.21 – The way is made for a new promenade by the shore of Erhai lake in Dali, Yunnan (Alec Ash)

Issue 138 – 2.1.21 – A Chinese New Year parade in Washington DC’s Chinatown neighborhood in the 1980s (Carol M. Highsmith/Picryl)

Issue 137 – 1.18.21 – A view of the ‘Sino-Korean friendship bridge’ across the Yalu river, dividing China from North Korea (Pixabay)

Issue 136 – 1.4.21 – A Chinatown gate facade in the ‘Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone’ at the border of Laos, Thailand and Burma (Sebastian Strangio)

Issue 135 – 12.7.20 – Two dragons face off with Buddha statues riding them (Creative Commons)

Issue 134 – 11.23.20 – A twelve hour dance performance on the ice, by Tao Dance Theater in Aranya, Qinhuangdao (matjaztancic/Instagram)

Issue 133 – 11.9.20 – A Tibetan Red Guard denounces the former mayor of Lhasa during a struggle session in 19676 (Tsering Dorje, courtesy of Tsering Woeser)

Issue 132 – 10.26.20 – Chinese soldiers marching in World War II, after the invasion of Japan in 1937 (Wikicommons)

Issue 131 – 10.19.20 – A worker sleeps on the site of his labour in Shanghai, his repose reminiscent of Giorgione’s Renaissance masterwork ‘Sleeping Venus’ (Instagram/@livmartinmcguire)

Issue 130 – 9.28.20 – The annual flag-raising ceremony, held at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Oct 1 2017. This year’s National Day marks 71 years of CCP rule (Xinhua)

Issue 129 – 9.14.20 – A tuktuk driver gets a helping hand from her husband in Chengdu, Sichuan (Instagram/@matjaztancic)

Issue 128 – 8.31.20 – Hungry Ghost Festival, which falls on September 2 this year, where paper money is burnt as an offering to the dearly departed (Wikicommons)

Issue 127 – 8.17.20 – Firefighters mask up to protect their lungs against a different kind of particle, in Shanghai this May (@matjaztancic/Instagram)

Issue 126 – 7.20.20 – A lion dance to mark the passing of a local god statue from one village temple to another in Dali, Yunnan (Alec Ash)

Issue 125 – 6.29.20 – A lone protestor arranges traffic cones to block police movement during Hong Kong’s 2019 uprisings (Alec Ash)

Issue 124 – 6.15.20 – Tourists take photos in Red Guard outfits on the stage of a Cultural Revolution era outdoor theatre in a deserted coal mining town, Bagou, Sichuan (@matjaztancic/Instagram)

Issue 123 – 6.1.20 – A candlelit vigil in Hong Kong commemorating the Tiananmen square massacre, on June 4 2019. This year’s vigil has been cancelled; last year’s may have been the last. (etan liam/Flickr)

Issue 122 – 5.10.20 – 1860s Shanghai (wikicommons)

Issue 121 – 3.30.20 – Visitors climb a hill overlooking a Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert, Gansu (@matjaztancic/Instagram)

Issue 120 – 4.13.20 – Two men mark the start of summer by using free sofa space outside a store front (@matjaztancic/Instagram)

Issue 119 – 3.30.20 – Building a suspension bridge above the Chishui river in Guizhou (@djclarkphoto/Instagram)

Issue 118 – 3.16.20 – An impromptu roadblock in rural China, to enforce quarantine restriction during the height of the coronavirus epidemic (Alec Ash)

Issue 117 – 3.2.20 – Hong Kong by air, looking across Victoria peak to Kowloon bay (Alec Ash)

Issue 116 – 2.17.20 – A “chili cutter” taking the stalks off chilis in Zunyi, Guizhou, the chili capital of China (@christophcherry/Instagram)

Issue 114 – 1.27.20 – Olympic surfers practicing on the coast of Hainan, China’s semi-tropical southern island (@matjaztancic/Instagram)

Issue 113 – 1.13.20 – The vistas of Yunnan, where “the mountains are high, the Emperor is far away”, although the Party is always a presence (Alec Ash)

Issue 112 – 12.30.19 – Religious bells hanging from a temple in Taiwan (pxfuel)

Issue 111 – 12.16.19 – Santa with Chinese characteristics, at a Shanghai shopping mall (Christopher/Flickr)

Issue 110 – 12.9.19 – Tibetan monks taking a photoshoot in Riyue bay, Hainan island (@matjaztancic)

Issue 109– 12.2.19 – The calligraphy of Chairman Mao, in a form of running script (行书) known “Mao style” (毛体) and widely replicated in China (chinadaily)

Issue 108 – 11.18.19 – Old pu’er tea trees – some of them over a hundred years old, as opposed to 20-30 for normal tea shrubs – in Xishuangbanna, near the border of Laos (Alec Ash)

Issue 107 – 11.11.19 – A warehouse owned by the Alibaba Group in the Philippines, shipping goods for the Singles Day (11.11) shopping festival (Wikicommons)

Issue 106 – 11.4.19 – Sustenance farmers in southern China, threshing the autumn crop of hongmi or “red rice”; the grains are then laid out to bake in the sun (Alec Ash)

Issue 105 – 10.28.19 – Bianlian or face-changing masks, traditional in Sichuan Opera, repurposed for a Chinese Halloween night out (Jonathan Kos-Read)

Issue 104 – 10.14.19 – A phalanx of umbrellas shielding against tear gas, on the frontlines of the Hong Kong protests at Admiralty, on October 1 (Alec Ash)

Issue 103 – 9.30.19 – China’s last big military parade, in September 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the War of Resistance against Japan in WWII (

Issue 102 – 9.23.19 – Sun Yatsen (seated, centre) in Tokyo, 1900, where five years later he would form the revolutionary United League to rebel against the Qing government (Wikicommons)

Issue 101 – 9.16.19 – Locomotive juxtaposition: the new high speed line, glistening next to an old Soviet-style behemoth, in a Chinese rail station (Alec Ash)

Issue 100 – 9.9.19 – Mid-autumn festival, celebrating the autumn harvest with mooncakes and lanterns, falls on September 13 this year (alcuin lai on Flickr)

Issue ninety-nine – 9.2.19 – Burning paper, and wishes, on “beggar’s festival” amidst the smoke in a village near Dali, Yunnan (Alec Ash)

Issue ninety-eight – 8.19.19 – Chillis laid out to dry on a sunny summer’s day in Kunming, southwest China (Rosalyn Shih)

Issue ninety-seven – 8.12.19 – Torch festival, celebrated in the Bai ethnic village of Lutao, near Dali in Yunnan, at the end of July (Alec Ash)

Week ninety-six – 8.5.19 – The sandy beaches of Beidaihe, a sea resort town on the coast near to Beijing, where China’s leaders meet for a supposedly secret conclave every August (Wikicommons)

Week ninety-five – 7.29.19 – The Chinese Communist Party was founded 97 years ago, on July 23, 1921, on this leafy street in the French concession of Shanghai, at first as a study society and informal network (Wikicommons)

Week ninety-four – 7.22.19 – A boat picking up passengers on the Lancang River (upper Mekong) just above the Dachaoshan hydropower dam (Matt Chitwood)

Week ninety-three –7.15.19 – A retired farmer points to the Dali valley in northeastern Yunnan, from the temple of a local dragon deity, at the development that has changed his livelihood (Alec Ash)

Week ninety-two –7.8.19 – Communist Party slogans on a wall in rural China, encouraging population control and gratitude for development, next to hemorrhoid medicine advertisements (Matt Chitwood)

Week ninety-one – 7.1.19 – A view of Kowloon, Hong Kong, January 2019 (Anne Henochowicz)

Week ninety – 6.24.19 – Chinese surgical instruments, late 19th century (Wellcome Collection)

Week eighty-nine – 6.17.19 – A pu’er tea storeroom in a Yunnan factory established in 1956, owned and operated by the Pu family (Matt Chitwood on InstaGram @theotherchina)

Week eighty-eight – 6.10.19 – Canton, China: a missionary church and missionaries’ houses (Wellcome Collection)

Week eighty-seven – 6.3.19 – Candlelight vigil for victims of the Tiananmen massacre, Victoria Park, Hong Kong (Wikimedia Commons)

Week eighty-six – 5.27.19 – Men making Dongxiang flatbread in Lanzhou (Wikimedia Commons)

Week eighty-five – 5.20.19 – Girls dress up to visit a convenience shop for an evening snack (Matt Chitwood)

Week eighty-four – 5.13.19 – Kiukiang, Kiangsi (Jiangxi) Province, China. Photograph, 1981, from a negative by John Thomson, ca. 1870. (Wellcome Collection)

Week eighty-three – 5.6.19 – Smoking from a homemade pipe in Jiangjiapu, Yunnan (Matt Chitwood; Instagram: @theotherchina)

Week eighty-two – 4.29.19 – Students burn Japanese goods at Tsinghua University, as part of the May 4th protests in 1919 (Wikicommons)

Week eighty-one – 4.22.19 – A market in Turpan, Xinjiang (Bert van Dijk / Flickr)

Week eighty – 4.15.19 – The long view of Shenzhen (Mini Yoshi~ / Flickr)

Week seventy-nine – 4.8.19 – Detail from the famous Song Dynasty painting ‘Along the River During the Qingming Festival’ by Zhang Zeduan (Wikicommons, public domain)

Week seventy-eight – 4.1.19 – A bedecked grave at Beijing’s Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery on Qingming festival (photo by Dan on Flickr)

Week seventy-seven – 3.25.19 – The “stone forest” at Shilin, near Kunming in southwest China (Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas)

Week seventy-six – 3.18.19 – Touring a Fujian tulou, an earthen compound where hundreds of people once lived (张 春海)

Week seventy-five – 3.11.19 – Dragon in White Cloud Temple, Beijing (Peiyu Liu)

Week seventy-four – 3.4.19 – Spring scene

An imagining of Peach Blossom Spring in a painting on the Long Corridor of Beijing’s imperial Summer Palace (Yongxinge/Wikicommons)

Week seventy-three – 2.25.19 – Looking back in Shangri-la

A monk glances over his shoulder in Gyalthang, Yunnan Province (二泉印月)

Week seventy-two – 2.18.19 – Sky lanterns

Lanterns carry wishes into the sky in Pingxi, Taiwan (Lee Tzung-Tze)

Week seventy-one – 2.11.19 – Chi Lin Nunnery

A red-whiskered bulbul perches by a pond at the Chi Lin Nunnery in Hong Kong (Anne Henochowicz)

Week seventy – 2.4.19 – New Year Parade

Celebrating the Year of the Pig in New York City, February 2007 (istolethetv)

Week sixty-nine – 1.28.19 – Socialist fresco

Sculpture of revolutionary struggle at Mao Zedong Mausoleum, Tiananmen Square (Wikicommons)

Week sixty-eight – 1.21.19 – Castiglione’s horses

From ‘One Hundred Horses in a Landscape,’ by 18th century Jesuit artist Giuseppe Castiglione, whose paintings for the Qing court revolutionized Chinese art

Week sixty-seven – 1.14.19 – Tiananmen Square

Domestic tourists stroll through a relatively unguarded Tiananmen Square, in 1988 (Wikicommons)

Week sixty-six – 1.7.19 – Boxer Rebellion

British and Japanese soldiers assaulting Chinese troops during the Boxer Rebellion, an anti-colonial uprising from 1899 to 1901 (US Library of Congress/Wikicommons)

Week sixty-five – 12.31.18 – Clowning Around

A clown poses on a busy Beijing street, an arranged photo by Yang Zhazha

Week sixty-four – 12.17.18 – Christmas in Yiwu

Inflatable Santas in a shop in Yiwu, a factory city in Zhejiang province, central China, where many of the world’s Christmas products are made (Micah Sittig)

Week sixty-three – 12.10.18 – Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road, Shanghai, depicted in a 1930s poster, courtesy of the private collection of Vince Ungvary in Sydney

Week sixty-one – 11.26.18 – Lunchtime

Lunchtime for white-collar workers in Sanlitun, a central business and shopping district of Beijing (Daniel Rickleman)

Week sixty – 11.19.18 – Sick Man of Asia

John Thomson poses an opium smoker against a camel statue lining the approach to the tomb of the third Ming emperor, Yongle

Week fifty-nine – 11.12.18 – Roses

A resident of ‘Flower Town’ village in Sichuan, on the outskirts of Chengdu, picks the roses that fuel the local economy (Sascha Matuszak)

Week fifty-eight – 11.5.18 – Skyscape

The Shanghai skyline over the Huangpu river, viewed from a hotel room (Daniel Rickleman)

Week fifty-seven – 10.27.18 – Tartar Soldiers

‘Tartar’ (ie Manchu) soldiers pose for the European photographer John Thomson a decade after the second Opium War (1856-60)

Week fifty-six – 10.21.18 – Street Culture

Postures of youth, on the streets of Shanghai (Sue Anne Tay)

Week fifty-five – 10.14.18 – Cookies

Choices, choices, in a Chinese supermarket alley (Daniel Rickleman)

Week fifty-four – 10.7.18 – Gate and Stele

Detail from a brush-and-ink map of the Ming Tombs dating from the late 19th century

Week fifty-three – 10.1.18 – Train Platform

A Beijing train attendant waits for departure, marking the beginning of ‘Golden Week’ national holiday to celebrate the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 (Joseph Johnson)

Week fifty-two – 9.24.18 – Lu Xun

Lu Xun, his wife Xu Guangping with their son Haiying, in a photograph taken in 1930 (Marco Sotgiu)

Week fifty-one – 9.17.18 – Occupied Peking

A map showing the 1900 occupation of Beijing by the Eight-Nation alliance during the Boxer Uprising, when the Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists revolted against foreign influence in China

Week fifty – 9.3.18 – Puppet

The puppetry of youth in China, as the new school year begins (arranged photo by Yang Zhazha)

Week forty-nine – 8.27.18 – Beijing Olympics

Performers on the memory tower of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games closing ceremony, symbolizing the eternal Olympic flame (US Army)

Week forty-eight – 8.20.18 – Karst

Karst topography near Guilin, southern China, formed by the erosion of limestone mountains around more durable rock (Daniel Rickleman)

Week forty-seven – 8.13.18 – Mandala Hell

A detail from hell in a 19th century Tibetan mandala painting, part of the Wheel of Dharma that rewards or punishes in the next life for deeds in this one (Asaf Braverman)

Week forty-six – 8.6.18 – Tibetan Mastiff

A lonely Tibetan mastiff stands guard over a view of the Yarlung Tsangpo river valley in central Tibet. Once a prized possession among Han Chinese collectors inland, mastiffs are now less popular and their owners have resorted to parading them at bus stops to earn a quick buck (Alec Ash)

Week forty-five – 7.30.18 – Yurts

Yurts in Mongolia, set up for the tourist season when hordes of Chinese visitors descend on the grasslands (Daniel Rickleman)

Week forty-four – 7.23.18 – Chinese Communist Party

A socialist relief in Tiananmen Square commemorating the tumultuous history of the Chinese Communist Party, founded 97 years ago (Mal B)

Week forty-three – 7.16.18 – Hoop Dreams

School students play basketball in Nanjing (Lauren Teixeira)

Week forty-two – 7.9.18 – Marco Polo Bridge Incident Memorial

Memorial, at Wanping Castle in Beijing, to the Marco Polo Bridge skirmish of July 7 1937, that escalated into all-out war between China and Japan (Vmenkov)

Week forty-one – 7.2.18 – From Below

A view from the ground-up of the Shanghai tower (Daniel Rickleman)

Week forty – 6.25.18 – Peking Observatory

Detail from “A Celestial Globe,” as photographed by John Thomson circa 1874

Week thirty-nine – 6.18.18 – Rooftop Kung-fu

A student of traditional Shaolin style kung-fu, posing on a Beijing rooftop with the CCTV tower in the background (Christopher Cherry)

Week thirty-eight 6.11.18 – Beining Park

A Japanese occupation-era postcard of Beining Park in Tianjin

Week thirty-seven 6.4.18 – Visiting the Goddess

Pigeons roost on the Goddess of Democracy statue in San Francisco’s Chinatown, commemorating the Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing on the morning of July 4, 1989 (Nikita)

Week thirty-six 5.28.18 – Laundry Day

Clothes hang out to dry outside a Shanghai apartment building (Pedro Szekeley)

Week thirty-five 5.21.18 – Three Men Laugh at Tiger Brook

A 12th century Song dynasty painting illustrating the proverb ‘Three Men [Huiyuan, Tao Yuanming and Lu Xiujing] Laugh at Tiger Brook,’ illustrating the complementary nature Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism

Week thirty-four 5.14.18 – Yu Garden

In the shade of Yu Garden, in Shanghai’s Old Town (Jakub Hałun)

Week thirty-three 5.7.18 – Haoshang Bridge

Connecting the Leshan Giant Buddha with the mainland, despite its ancient appearance, the Haoshang Bridge was actually built in the 1990s (CEphoto, Uwe Aranas)

Week thirty-two 4.30.18 – A Train Named Grasshopper

Two Bengal sergeants pose with two unnamed Chinese men in front of their improvised locomotive pieced together following the Boxer Uprising in Beijing of 1899-1901

Week thirty-one 4.23.18 – Hong Kong, 1955

Hong Kong, the harbour and Kowloon, viewed from the Peak near the tramway terminus in 1955 (Martin Funnell)

Week thirty 4.16.18 – Beijing Stock Exchange

Opened in 1918, the Old Beijing Stock Exchange was the first securities exchange owned by the Chinese (before then, they were all run by foreign merchants). Trading stopped in the 1940s, reopened briefly after 1949, then closed for good soon after (Jens Schott Knudsen)

Week twenty-nine 4.9.18 – Guan Yu

‘Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles,’ a mural of Han dynasty general Guan Yu – later immortalised in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms – displayed in the Summer Palace, Beijing

Week twenty-eight 4.2.18 –  Imperial Plowing Ceremony

Still celebrated in Japan and across South East Asia, the Imperial Plowing Ceremony was held in the third lunar month of the year. In this 18th century print, we see the Qianlong Emperor laying down the first furrows of the season

Week twenty-seven 3.26.18 – Heavenly Kings

No Buddhist temple would be complete without a Hall of the Four Great Heavenly Kings, or sida tianwang. In this early 20th century photograph by Harold Peck, Siddhartha Gautama sits in Chinese dress, flanked by two of his celestial entourage

Week twenty-six 3.19.18 –  Ögedei Khaan

Ögedei Khaan, third son of Chinggis Khaan (pictured here on the 1000 tugrik note); in 1233 the Jin dynasty Jurchen capital of Kaifang fell to Mongol invaders under his leadership, and his nephew Kublai Khaan founded the Yuan dynasty in 1271

Week twenty-five 3.12.18 –  Arbor Day

Founded in 1915, Arbor Day was originally celebrated in the Republic on China as a part of Qingming Festival. After the death of Sun Yat-sen on March 12, 1925, it was moved to the current date, where it is observed on both sides of the Taiwan Strait (Ethan Lee)

Week twenty-four 3.5.18 –  Lei Feng

Lei Feng, a humble PLA soldier tragically killed in the line of duty, became the posterboy of the Socialist Education Movement five decades ago. His legend lives on as a socialist rolemodel, with ‘Learn from Lei Feng’ day celebrated each March 5

Week twenty-three 2.26.18 –  Paeonia suffruticosa

Once the national flower, in Chinese literature and art the peony is thought to symbolize love and affection (Jesse)

Week twenty-two 2.19.18 – An Lushan Rebellion

In this painting, one of three reputed Song copies of the Tang original, Emperor Ming-huang is depicted fleeing to the Kingdom of Shu to escape the armies of usurper An Lushan, a pivotal moment in the eventual collapse of the Tang dynasty

Week twenty-one 2.12.18 – Year of the Dog

To celebrate annus canis, we’ve dug up a guide to Manchurian mutts that dates back to the Qing dynasty. Tradition holds that people born in the year of dog are loyal to their friends, tough on their enemies, and wary around strangers

Week twenty 2.5.18 – Verbiest’s Map of the World

Arriving in Macau in 1659 as one of 37 Jesuit missionaries sent to the Far East that year, Ferdinand Verbiest helped introduce the principles of European astronomy, cartography, and mathematics to the Qing court

Week nineteen 1.29.18 – Reed Flute Cave

A 180 million year old limestone cave in Guilin gets a technicolor makeover (Dennis Jarvis)

Week eighteen 1.22.18 – Quanzhen school

A mural of Wang Chongyang, who after meeting a pair of immortals in a tavern in the summer of 1159 AD, founded the Quanzhen or “all true” school of Taoism to overthrow the reigning Jurchen Jin dynasty and restore the Song (Wikimedia Commons)

Week seventeen 1.15.18 – Huangpu River

Shanghai’s Huangpu River, a panorama taken by G. Warren Swire from the deck of a China Navigation Company steamship circa 1906

Week sixteen 1.8.18 – Lama Temple

The Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing, home to a 26 meter tall Buddha carved from a single piece of sandalwood, was saved from destruction during the Cultural Revolution by Zhou Enlai (Charlie Fong)

Week fifteen – 1.1.18 – Taiping Rebellion

A print of the recapture by Qing troops of Yangzhou and Zhenjiang from Hong Xiuquan and his Taiping Rebellion (fake news according to The London Illustrated News on January 7, 1854)

Week fourteen – 12.25.17 –  Christmas in Hong Kong

A Christmas tree decked out in festive fashion in Hong Kong’s Charter Garden. (Ding Yuin Shan)

Week thirteen – 12.18.17 –  Harbin Ice Sculptures

Held annually in far-north China since 1985, the Harbin International Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival has become the largest event of it’s kind in the world (Tracy Hunter)

Week twelve – 12.11.17 –  Landscape Master

Described as the last master of the Northern Song dynasty, Chinese landscape artist Guo Xi is famous not only for his paintings, but also his essays on technique

Week eleven – 12.04.17 –  Cultural Revolution

Launched by Mao Zedong in 1966, the Cultural Revolution began as a nationwide movement of mass student rallies, and sent millions of urban youth to be ‘reeducated’ in the countryside. (Joan Campderrós-i-Canas)

Week ten – 11.27.17 – Pandas and Vader

Originally the site of a textile factory, over the last two decades 50 Moganshan Road (aka M50) has been transformed into a hub for Shanghai’s burgeoning contemporary art scene (Kenneth Lu)

Week nine – 11.20.17 – The Shaw Brothers

Founded in 1925 as the Shanghai-based Tianyi Film Studio by Runje, Runde and Runme Shaw, it was the youngest Shaw brother, Run Run, who led the studio into lucrative new markets, introducing Chinese ‘kung fu’ to the world

Week eight – 11.13.17 – Empress Dowager Cixi

Empress Dowager Cixi, in a painting by Hubert Vos, completed in the Beijing Imperial Palace in 1905. Her death in 1908, just one day after her nephew, the Guangxu Emperor, would leave the throne to Puyi, a two-year old child

Week seven – 11.06.17 – Battle of Shanghai

National Revolutionary Army soldiers run down the streets of Shanghai in 1937, marking the beginning of WWII in China during a three-month long siege by the Imperial Japanese Army

Week six – 10.30.17 – Mixed Martial Arts

Zhang Lipeng carries his best friend, Ning Guangyou, as part of his training regime for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Chengdu (Christopher Cherry)

Week five – 10.23.17 – The Soong Sisters

Soong Ai-ling, who married H. H. Kung, finance minister of the Republic; Soong Ching-ling, who married Sun Yat-sen, father of the Republic; and Soong Mei-ling, who married Chiang Kai-shek (Wikimedia Commons)

Week four – 10.16.17 – Wu Zetian’s Buddha

Vairocana Buddha in the Longmen (“Dragon Gate”) grottoes, carved in 672 AD during the de facto reign of Empress Wu Zetian, a devout Buddhist said to have directed the statue to be carved in her own likeness (Gisling)

Week three – 10.9.17 – Wuchang Uprising

An episode of the Wuchang uprising of October 10, 1911, that brought down the Qing dynasty, by the Japanese artist T. Miyano in the 1920s, from the collection of the Wellcome Library, London

Week two – 10.2.17 – Galaxy Soho

A view of the Galaxy Soho building in Beijing, designed by Zaha Hadid and opened in 2012, from a hutong alleyway (Jens Schott Knudsen)

Week one – 9.25.17 – Lu Xun

A 1974 woodblock print by Li Yitai of the Republican-era writer and activist Lu Xun, born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang, on September 25, 1881. 136 years later, we launched the China Channel on Lu Xun’s birthday