Art

Ink art engages with the modern world

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An artistic genre widely associated with Chinese cultural tradition is being revitalised and reinterpreted by a new generation of artists Contemporary ink art has emerged as one of the most significant and ubiquitous artistic trends in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong during the past decade, and is attracting increasing international attention. Described as ‘the […]

Iran

Electoral victories for Rouhani – is Iran set for reform?

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Rather than a portent for reform, Iran’s recent election results could reflect broader divisions in the country Results in Iran’s general elections of 26 February were swiftly hailed as a victory for President Hassan Rouhani. The success of Rouhani’s centrist and reform-inclined ‘list of hope’ in the parliament was mirrored by the election of a […]