What is Art? Art Gallery Rituals and The Importance of Art in Social Life.

Art is a complex concept to define. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, art is: ‘The expression or application of creative human skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power’. The definition provided here, from a ‘western’ cultural […]

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Unexplored Vocabularies in the Chinese Higher Education Context

As humans living on one fragile planet, how are we to view one another, our diversities and complexities, and where are the vocabularies that help us flesh out a full-bodied understanding of an interconnected, functioning worldwide human community? Are there systems of education that can cultivate such visions and vocabularies? The vocabulary of poetry might […]

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