redeveloped from a local cement plant, a former symbol of its economic boo
m. And the locals are working together to turn the venue into a cultural landmark tha
t will eventually include a cinema, a creative writing residence and a cultural center named after Jia.
A special thesis oral defense was held for a seriously injured third-year graduate student at a hospital in Central China’s Henan province on Sunday.
The student, Cheng Yanfang, who was about to graduate this year from East China Univ
ersity of Political Science and Law, became a paraplegic after a car accident in April.
“Finishing her thesis, getting her master’s degree and becoming a teacher is my sister’s biggest dream,” Cheng Hao, Cheng Yanfang
‘s younger brother, told thepaper.cn. He said even though the accident left her with no feeling below he
r chest, she maintained her rehabilitation training and read papers in her spare time.
oqiang gives visitors a glimpse of modern Chinese art. Created specially for this exhibition, hig
hlight pieces include the monumental installation of 10,000 suspended porcelain birds.
Spiraling over visitors’ heads, the birds create a three-dimensional impression of a calligraphic drawing o
f the sacred Mount Lishan, the site of the ancient tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang, and his warriors.
Cheng Jingye, Chinese ambassador to Australia, said at the preview ceremony that the exhib
tion represents another highlight in this year’s China-Australia cultural-and-arts exchange.
“I know that the Terracotta Warriors are very familiar with the
journey to Australia,” he says. “In 1982, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of d
iplomatic relations between China and Australia, Australia was chosen as the destinatio