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Alice Yang

PING CHONG, Chinoiserie, 1995. Photograph Carol Rosegg.

'Whose history is this anyway?' This is the refrain which threads through Ping Chong's Chinoiserie, a multimedia theatre piece that explores the fateful origins and discordant developments of the Sino-western encounter. The question is clearly a rhetorical one. History is not the sole province of any one protagonist, but played out in the collision between competing forces and perspectives. Such~is the case of China's relation to the West, which has long been mired in misunderstanding and hostility. But as…

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