While the main theme of my blog is the maintenance of local Chinese ritual cultures (before, during, and since Maoism), it’s worth providing a little roundup of recent posts on European cultures and politics—most of which have ramifications for, and links to, China.
- Germany: A Nazi legacy, Ravensbrück, Sachsenhausen, Trauma, Sereny (all with links to Maoism);
two posts on the GDR (here and here);
and a biography of a colleague who fled successive regimes (here and here).
Also Ute Lemper and Nina Hagen—and Berg. Not to mention Bach, and by extension, Mahler (not least Mahler 10, and Men behaving badly).
- France: continuing the wartime theme, Les Parisiennes, and numerous posts on Ravel and Messiaen (see also French tag).
- Iberia: flamenco (1, 2, and 3);
fado and Lisbon (1 and 2, and for good measure, Some Portuguese epigrams).
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