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2018-2019 Manchuria


In 2019,  the second round of shooting based on the same theme was inspired by a new idea that lingers in my mind for months.

In much the same way I resist the stereotype foisted upon me and the land where I root, I inevitably fell into the pitfall of “expecting someone or something to stay the way I think they should be”, as is the case with Orientalism, a term redefined by Said to refer to the West’s patronizing perceptions and depictions of the rest of the world.

By perpetuating this symbolic representation of the “Northeast” —  the disappearing chimney or the railway track, I am creating what the Easterns would expect the West to be in they year of 2019, at my own peril.

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