Kultur Macht Politik: A Podcast Series on China’s New Cultural Policies

Dr. Jamila Adeli presents the first episode of her mini-podcast series Kultur Macht Politik.  The series is based on her postdoc research and engages with China’s new cultural policies and various responses to it in so-called new silk road regions. Her first episode is titled “Chinas Neue Kulturpolitik” (in German) and sheds light on the different agencies of various Chinese actors in the context of communicating their increasing cultural self-esteem on both national and international levels.

For this episode, Dr. Jamila Adeli is in conversation with Minh An Szabó de Bucs, an independent art journalist specializing in contemporary art (market) in China and Asia. 

Minh An Szabó de Bucs studied Sinology, Art History and English at the Freie Universität Berlin. She completed her one-year study abroad program at Fu Jen University in Taipei, Taiwan. She speaks German, English, Standard Chinese, Cantonese and Vietnamese. For years she has been working as a freelance author and art journalist for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Stuttgarter Zeitung Magazin, the Tagesspiegel and Monopol, among others. Her main topics are the Asian art market in all its facets and contemporary Asian art. In 2019 she shot the documentary China’s Supercollector with director Grit Lederer for the cultural channel ARTE.

This first episode is a cooperation between the BMBF-funded research project “De:link // Re:link – Local perspectives on transregional (dis)entanglements” and “Beyond Social Cohesion – Global Repertoires of Living Together (RePLITO)”.

*Minh An Szabó de Bucs would like to correct a figure mentioned in the conversation: Back in the Chinese civil war, Chiang Kai-shek did not take 500 boxes of art treasures from the palace museum to Taiwan with him, but thousands of wooden boxes that were loaded onto three ships. In total, there are said to be around 610,000 imperial artifacts in the Taipei Palace Museum.