ure Bowie in his dressing room, his transformation into Ziggy Stardust, shots of his live performances and candid, private moments between the shows, are bein
g displayed as an exhibition, entitled Bowie by Mick Rock, at 798 Space in Beijing’s 798 Art Zone from May 29 to Aug 4.
The exhibition, which is supported by Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP, a no
nprofit museum dedicated to reflecting contemporary popular culture, and co-organized by Beijing-based i
ndie record label, Modern Sky, also showcases performance footage of Bowie, interviews with Rock, who talks abou
t directing Bowie’s first four music videos, as well as photos of other music legends of the era taken by Rock, i
ncluding Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry. It’s MoPOP’s first exhibition to be staged in Asia.
To celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on June 7, the fifth d
ay of the fifth lunar month on the traditional Chinese calendar, foreign students from the C
hinese Culture and Literature School at Nankai University learned to make zongzi, or pyramid-shaped glu
tinous rice dumplings wrapped in reed leaves, and weave five-color strings to appreciate Chinese culture on June 3.
Students learned about the festival and its origins, as well as dragon b
oat racing, hanging calamus and wormwood, and drinking realgar wine.
The school has more than 700 foreign students
from 60 countries and regions, and regularly organizes events, such as flying kites and making mooncakes, to c
elebrate traditional Chinese festivals, helping the students learn and experience traditional Chinese culture.
led with a few of her friends to Japan in January. Despite living in Beijing, she bought return flight ticke
ts that departed from the nearby city Tianjin to Japan, and the return tickets cost less than 1,500 yuan in total.
“It’s a great deal as I can save more money for shopping in Japan. It’s convenient to take a high-speed train fr
om Beijing to Tianjin, which only took half an hour, and then I caught a taxi to go to Tianjin airport,” she said.
Last year, the per capita spending of college students on flights edged up 2.6 percent year-on-year, the study said witho
ut disclosing specific numbers, and indicated their high sensitivity on flight ticket prices. Despite that they try to save m
ore money in buying flight tickets, college students prefer to stay at better hotels.