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te is an annual bilingual publication of contemporary art and cultural anthropology. Each issue expands on a specific theme, and we invite practitioners in diverse fields to explore and reflect on the dynamic cultural landscapes across regions. Recurring motifs include the fluidity of cultures, languages and beliefs in specific communities and the adaptation of individual narratives to the shifting social and geopolitical environment.

te aims to create an open creative platform. The form of our content ranges from essays and interviews to poetry, photography and more. We also publish manuscripts, personal notes, archival records and other primary sources that complement and animate the authors’ reflections. We’d like to see the content te shares with its readers as extending from the professional and creative practices of our contributors in their respective fields; at the same time, we are excited about generating new forms of content through the cross-pollination of ideas, perspectives and approaches inherent in our editorial process.

 





             

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EDITORS
Michael Guo & Kechun Qin

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Can Yang

WEB DESIGN
Yang Sun













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©2021 te magazine


N°1 THE LOST SOCIETY 


The Lost Society

There cannot be more possibilities and layers of complexity embodied in food throughout human development. On one hand, it constructed a system that assembles taste, cultural memory and historical movements; on the other hand, the correlation between food and geography provides a hidden motivation to examine human behaviours and social transformation. This inaugural issue of te magazine adopts Ye Wuji's "The Lost Society" as the central theme. The term "lost" means ephemeral silence and enfeeblement rather than disappearance and extinction. This means that many cultures only dissipated temporarily, and some are metamorphised. Food happens to witness this transition, and the word "society" refers to a collective destiny. In this issue, we invited 13 creative practitioners of different disciplines — to bring in and reflect upon their respective expertise, knowledge system and research trajectories from and in anthropology, sociology, and contemporary art — to explore food as a multi-faceted intricacy, at the same time reconstruct the relationship between food and geography.


The Importance of Tea
Mary Jean Chan 






White-Tooth Socializing and Black-Tooth Civilization-interveiw with Cao Yu

Cao Yu






Oystering Room

Cooking Sections





The Shape of Appetite

Tang Han, Zhou Xiaopeng





The Texture of Life        The Texture of Life: The Still Lifes of Wolfgang Tillmans
Wolfgang Tillmans            Felix Ho Yuen Chan





The pedigree of diaspora-The Hmong home recipe

Yia Vang






Cooking and longing: Bánh Củ Cải, Bún Mì Vàng Phúc Kiến and Chợ Lớn

Alvin Luong






The Lost Society

Ye Wuji





Nothing is Authentic in The World of Cuisine

Elia Nurvista






Murder Anecdote

Gu Tao








About

     


te is an annual bilingual publication on contemporary arts and cultural anthropology. Based on specific themes of each issue, we commission practitioners from different expertise to explore the dynamic cultural landscape between regions. The topics include the fluidity of cultures, languages and ideas in specific communities and the adaptation of individual narratives to the shifting social environment and geopolitics.

te aims to create an open and shared creative platform. The content can range from written articles, interviews, poems and photographs etc. We would also love to include manuscripts, notes, archives and other first-hand materials that documents or go along with the outcome. We hope to see the provided content as an extension of the author's daily practice; at the same time, we look forward to generating new forms of content through communication with the author.




             

Info




EDITORS
Michael Guo & Kechun Qin

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Can Yang

WEB DESIGN
Yang Sun






If you have any inquires please feel free to contact us.
©2021 te magazine