Arts & Culture (10)
By Michael Wines [New York Times] - Last month, the cream of the Communist Party leadership gathered here to proclaim a national effort to make China a cultural tastemaker, one whose global creative influence matches its economic clout. “A nation cannot stand among great powers,” the official party newspaper People’s Daily said on its front page, “without its people’s spiritual affluence and the nation’s full expression of its creativity.”
AP - An art installation made of 20 tons of soil from Tibet has touched a deep emotional chord among Tibetan exiles, hundreds of whom lined up to walk across the mounds of soil Wednesday. Monks chanted prayers as emotional Tibetans offered ceremonial scarves at the installation. Some elderly Tibetans kissed the soil from the land of their birth, before finally walking on it.