China Everbright (59 images)

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The title of the essay, "China Everbright," comes from a bank ubiquitous in China's eastern provinces. This rough direct translation, seen on the sides of buildings and on advertisements throughout most of modern urban China, symbolizes the optimism and hope of contemporary Chinese society while making reference to traditional Chinese literary language. It's an idea about prosperity and development in concert with the traditions of the past. The images in the essay, similarly,...
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