Battle Scene of Akbar's Imperial Army. Mughal, India. Courtesy Kapoor Galleries.

By Bobbie Leigh For the in-the-know or the inexperienced,  Asia Week New York is a marvel:  five auction houses and  45 international Asian art galleries  transform Manhattan  into a  once-a-year- showcase  for museum-quality exhibitions. “Asia Week New York, now celebrating its seventh anniversary, is more exciting than ever,” says Lark

By Eleanor Berman Visiting China and not traveling beyond the big cities would be missing some of the best of this amazing country. A few highlights: Xian Xian has one of the incredible sights, the army of thousands of life-size terra cotta warriors that have silently guarded the underground tomb

by Eleanor Berman The drastic contrasts between the ancient and modern worlds make China one of the world’s most fascinating destinations. New China dazzles, but two of the great ancient sights, the Great Wall and the buried army of life-size terra cotta warriors, remain among the world’s wonders, and good


By   Bobbie Leigh Mao’s classless society is no more. “To get rich is glorious”  Mao’s successor   Deng Xiaping  announced in 1979.  With his  reforms, a new pseudo capitalist program  was initiated and it worked.  Today, some  10,000 entrepreneurs,  each worth  more than 10 million US dollars,  have made China the

Although I kept saying we were off to Darfur, what I really meant was Dafen, the village of artists that is so famous that television series have been filmed to document the phenom and I have been dreaming of my own version of the Mona Lisa with my face painted

Local color in Yunnan. I had the good fortune to have lunch last week in Boston with Mei Zhang, founder of Wild China. For more than a decade, the Harvard MBA grad has brought visitors to the remote parts of China, telling me that “over 80 percent of travelers to

The Deal: The new Peninsula Shanghai, which is set on the historic Bund in the heart of the city, opens on October 19, 2009 with the Peninsula Preview Rate.

Reviewed by Bobbie Leigh Imagine that everything you might ordinarily throw away was kept in your house for a year. Then think 50 years. Unimaginable, except in China during the Cultural  Revolution (1966/67) where some householders squirreled away everything from