china

Culture

"i have no home": an interview with ai weiwei

The Chinese artist and activist on his new film, "Human Flow," which provides an in-depth look at the refugee crisis from a journey across 23 countries.
Juule Kay
11.29.17
Art

welcome to lu yang's exuberant anime-laced universe of art and clothing

The Chinese artist opens a maximalist frenzy of a show in New York.
Danielle Wu
11.14.17
Culture

​coco capitán’s new book explores china through the prism of her childhood

"Middle Point Between My House and China" juxtaposes the realities of China with the version photographer Coco Capitán imagined as a child.
Tish Weinstock
5.10.17
Photography

chen man is not the annie leibovitz of china, she’s chen man

Photographer Chen Man is often described as China’s Annie Leibovitz. But her personal hero is Michael Jackson, and she is just as hard to define.
Alice Newell-Hanson
5.10.17
Art

four chinese multimedia artists you need to know

Drawing upon themes of censorship, virtual reality, and rapid cultural transformation, China's contemporary art scene is in the midst of a riveting boom.
Moritz Gaudlitz
4.21.17
Fashion

east meets west in the carefully crafted world of renli su

Delving deep into the dualities of her past, present, and future, the Fujian-born, London-based designer showcases the power of identity.
Steve Salter
3.23.17
Music

how 400 chinese schoolboys prepared for jamie xx's 'gosh' video

Kim Chapiron illustrates the community behind the otherworldly music video in a new film that captures what went into its creation. Sneak a peek at what life is like in a faux-Parisian town, and what happens at a 400-person peroxide dye job.
Salvatore Maicki
10.4.16
Photography

photographing the secret couples of china’s ‘garden island’

In Xiamen, technology is creating a new, alternative form of intimacy, says photographer Sarah Mei Herman. She talks to i-D about shooting young love for her series ‘Screen Touch.’
Alice Newell-Hanson
8.19.16
Culture

li tingting on life as a radical lesbian feminist activist in china

Finally free to travel after her 37-day imprisonment for 'provoking trouble' last year, China's most famous feminist touched down in New York last week.
Alice Newell-Hanson
8.3.16
Music

chris lee, the chinese mega-idol breaking pop’s boundaries in custom gucci

As she prepares to tour her eighth studio album, ‘Growing Wild,’ the gender-defying, stadium-filling creative powerhouse talks to i-D about making it as an individual in a cookie-cutter world — and shares the new video for her single 'As If.'
Alice Newell-Hanson
7.19.16
News

why are people burning paper gucci handbags in china?

A Chinese tradition involving the burning of luxury items to ensure a comfortable afterlife clashes with copyright protection.
Briony Wright
5.2.16
Fashion

angel chen is the baby face of the chinese fashion boom

We catch up with the Shenzhen-born designer at the center of China’s fashion youth-quake.
Courtney DeWitt
4.22.16