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Session: "It's China Time!" - Urban and Digital Tendencies in 21st Century China


With this session we would like to approach –with relevant experts- different fields of mainly urban cultures that have turned China into one of the most interesting proposals of the world panorama.

Did you know that in 2015 there will be 500 million people under 30 in China? It is more or less all the population of the European Union. This is why China creates specific tendencies in the main cultural sectors. These stereotypes encourage a deep comprehension of these groups, their hopes, customs, dreams and desires.

The purpose of the session «It’s China Time» is the spreading of the latest tendencies that, since the Olympic Games of 2008 and the Universal Exhibition of 2010, have changed cities of China such as Beijing and Shanghai in two of the main large cities of the planet. From here tendencies that go all around the world can be found, thanks to the international spreading they affect the urban networks of other cities creating new landscapes, new metaphors and new urban cultures.


Session of analysis and spreading of the latest urban tendencies of China, in different fields such as literature, fashion, urban art, cinema, technology, music or television, among others.

Given by:
Zhang Yiwu, researcher of Literature and Theory of Culture (University of Beijing)
Zhang Jian, musician, composer of the band FM3 and creator of the ‘Buddha Machine’
Inma González Puy, Director of the Instituto Cervantes of Beijing

+ Demo of the ‘Buddha Machine’ given by Zhang Jian

Presented by:
Shiru Chang, Vice Director of the Confucius Institute Foundation of Barcelona
Javier Castañeda, Director of Technology and Cyberculture of Casa Asia

2011/10/06 19:00 h
Thursday, 6th of October 2011, at 7pm
Casa Asia Headquarters
Tagore Auditorium, Manila and Ispahan Halls
Av. Diagonal, 373

Free admission with limited capacity.
Casa Asia and Confucius Institute of Barcelona, in collaboration with the Master's in Chinese Studies (UPF)
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