Other Chinas- How Did Chinese Farmers Feed the Cities

For almost 5000 years, Chinese farmers and farming have been the main role of Chinese society and farmers adopt a life style called self-sustaining, meaning they produce almost all food and clothing for themselves by raising animals and growing crops in a fine ecologically sustainable circulation. Most likely the only thing they needed to exchange from the outside was salt. I was born in the … Continue reading Other Chinas- How Did Chinese Farmers Feed the Cities

Eurasian Connections- Chongqing ten years later by Ermanno Vitali

The first time I visited Chongqing was in 2007. Just for a couple of days on a business trip during my first job experience in China, when I was living in Nanjing, Jiangsu. I remember a “dark” city, very foggy and incredibly crowded. I was again here few times in 2008 and 2009 and my memories of the city are pretty the same as the … Continue reading Eurasian Connections- Chongqing ten years later by Ermanno Vitali

Other Chinas- Rainbow of Hope: un progetto per sostenere e tutelare gli agricoltori cinesi

Pubblichiamo l’intervento di Fred Young, responsabile di “Rainbow of Hope”, un progetto nato per sostenere gli agricoltori cinesi, le comunità rurali e favorire lo sviluppo di un’agricoltura sostenibile, connettendo tra loro le famiglie urbane e i contadini rurali, puntando a fornire cibo sano, buono e giusto a tutti. Support Young Farmers Return! We need your help to expand our business connecting people in the city … Continue reading Other Chinas- Rainbow of Hope: un progetto per sostenere e tutelare gli agricoltori cinesi

Eurasian Connections- Slow Food e la Dichiarazione di Chengdu

Pubblichiamo la “Dichiarazione di Chengdu”, emessa al termine del Congresso internazionale di Slow Food, svoltosi nella città capoluogo della Provincia del Sichuan, nella Repubblica Popolare Cinese dal 29 settembre al 1 ottobre scorso. Seguirà un articolo sui contenuti del Congresso. 参加2017年9月29日至10月1日在中国成都举办的第七届国际慢食全球大会的460位代表一致通过了《成都宣言》 Declaration of Chengdu  Passed by the 460 delegates participating at the 7th Slow Food International Congress,Chengdu, China – September 29 – October 1 2017 … Continue reading Eurasian Connections- Slow Food e la Dichiarazione di Chengdu

FEFF19- DAY 5: “Made in Hong Kong”

MADE IN HONG KONG   Restored by the Far East Film Festival, Fruit Chan’s impossible-to-find masterpiece ‘returns’ to Udine after twenty years! Low-budget, nonprofessional actors, real locations: a genuine manifesto for independent cinema which comments on the Handover of 1997.       UDINE –  For the Far East Film Festival, Hong Kong is more than just an inexhaustible source of movie marvels: it’s the place that gave birth … Continue reading FEFF19- DAY 5: “Made in Hong Kong”

FEFF19- DAY 4: Golden Mulberry Award to Feng Xiaogang in Udine!

Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement to FENG XIAOGANG,the “Chinese Spielberg” And on Thursday the 27th, it’s Hong Kong cinema icon Eric Tsang’s turn to receive the prize In addition to the wonderful I Am Not Madame Bovary by Feng Xiaogang himself, the wealth of films showing on the Festival’s fourth day include Wei Te-scheng’s unmissable 52 Hz, I Love You, Taiwan’s eagerly-awaited answer to … Continue reading FEFF19- DAY 4: Golden Mulberry Award to Feng Xiaogang in Udine!

FEFF19- DAY 3: 11 Asian Movies in Udine!

From the world premiere of Hirugao, the eagerly-awaitedlove story which will be presented to the audience by its stars, idols AYA UETO and TAKUMI SAITO, to the now-legendary The Mission by Johnnie To, the lineup for the third day of #FEFF19 includes 11 films! UDINE – From the world premiere of Hirugao – Love Affairs in the Afternoon, Nishitani Hiroshi‘s eagerly-awaited romantic comedy which will … Continue reading FEFF19- DAY 3: 11 Asian Movies in Udine!

Urban China- Chengdu, the western heavenly city

Chengdu is known among Chinese people with the name of “heavenly city”, having on its side the advantage of being surrounded by a land in which nature in all its aspects is generous without a doubt. Abundance of natural resources, breathtaking landscapes, variety of vegetal and animal species (pandas above all!), and last but not least, beautiful women! Chengdu is pretty different from Chinese big … Continue reading Urban China- Chengdu, the western heavenly city

New Europe- The Rome Declaration for a better and stronger Union: let’s work together

Declaration of the leaders of 27 member states and of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission We, the Leaders of 27 Member States and of EU institutions, take pride in the achievements of the European Union: the construction of European unity is a bold, far-sighted endeavour. Sixty years ago, recovering from the tragedy of two world wars, we decided to bond together and … Continue reading New Europe- The Rome Declaration for a better and stronger Union: let’s work together

Urban China- Hip-hop Xiamen: interview to rapper Young Jack

Xiamen is a sunny city located on an island facing Taiwan in Fujian province, Southern China, about 600 kilometers from Hong Kong. The city was one of the Special Economic Zones and was opened to foreign investments in the early 1980s, but is also a leisure city and is one of the place which are most suitable for living in China. Since I saw the … Continue reading Urban China- Hip-hop Xiamen: interview to rapper Young Jack

New China- Internet Plus and E-commerce in Chinese rural areas

The challenge of rural e-commerce in China and the “Internet Plus Plan” launched by the Government China is facing new and big challenges at home, especially in the countryside. Chinese rural areas in fact are becoming depopulated and what is not an intensive monoculture consisting of agriculture suffers from underdeveloped distribution channels and a lack of investments, resulting in job losses. The economic imbalance is particularly … Continue reading New China- Internet Plus and E-commerce in Chinese rural areas

Urban China- Beijing will be the center of the World (again)

Beijing will be the center of the world for winter sports in 2022. Last July, in Kuala Lumpur, the International Olympic Committee voted for the Chinese capital candidacy to host the 2022 Winter Games. Beijing received just four more votes than Almaty, a city in Kazakhstan. Beijing will become another important Asian city in the list of Asian cities that will host an international sport … Continue reading Urban China- Beijing will be the center of the World (again)

The author and the idea behind the blog

LIVING IN A LIQUID WORLD My name is Marco and I am a Political Science student  at the Catholic University of Milan. I received a BA in Foreign Languages, ( I attended the course titled “Expert for International relations”, and I studied English and Chinese). I live in Milan, a metropolis full of opportunities. In the past I had the opportunity to live for short periods … Continue reading The author and the idea behind the blog

Eurasian Connections-Cain from Beijing to Oslo

This is the first story of the new “Eurasian Connections” project of this blog. If you wanna learn more about it, go to the page and read the introduction I wrote. The page is free to everyone is interested in the project. I consider it a small space inside Vivere Liquido, a new experiment of linking together two different worlds through common experiences. Enjoy it! CAIN: from … Continue reading Eurasian Connections-Cain from Beijing to Oslo

Asian Liquids- The Beijing APEC Summit and the role of China in Asia

Dear friends, here there’s my first traslated article, enjoy it! the original version was published last year, but I think the theme of it is still topical today. The article was traslated with the help of Adamà Faye    “After thirteen years the APEC summit is going back to China – precisely to Beijing, where it is going to be hosted next 10-11 November. China … Continue reading Asian Liquids- The Beijing APEC Summit and the role of China in Asia