Central Standard
4:27 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Painter Hung Liu Summons Ghosts From China's Past

Hung Liu stands in front of Mu Nu, Mother Daughter, a painting the permanent collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Credit Paul Andrews

Back-breaking labor makes people colorless.

That's how artist Hung Liu remembers it, anyway. At the age of 16, she was sent to the Chinese countryside to live and work without a wage as part of Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution. High school had filled her head with too much non-proletarian knowledge; she would have to unlearn it all through hard labor. 

"Working in the cornfield, you sweat. In the morning, you pull the wheat with mud all over your hands. We were colorless," Liu says.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

America's Shifting Foreign Policy

Vali Nasr

Over the past few years, the United States has started to withdraw its aid and influence from regions like the Middle East, and that is creating space for other countries to assume more powerful positions.

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10:04 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Missouri Group On Trade Mission To China

A group of Missouri and St. Louis-area leaders are wrapping up a trade mission to China this week designed to revive the so-called China Hub project.

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3:47 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry' A Tenacious Blend Of Art & Politics

Ai Weiwei with a handful of porcelain sunflower seeds at London's Tate Modern

There is probably no other artist alive who has made more headlines of late than Ai Weiwei,  the Chinese multi-disciplinary rabble-rouser who is the subject of the riveting and timely documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. 

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Business & Tech
10:34 am
Tue May 22, 2012

AMC Acquired By Chinese Wanda Group

China-based Dailan Wanda Group Corp. has acquired Kansas City-based AMC Entertainment in a $2.6 billion deal.

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