Last year, we have written extensively here on the Olympic torch relay and have (especially Zhang Juan) tried to approach it as a spectacle. It seems we have not been alone. Here is a piece by Wei Liu and Jeroen de Kloet written for an online magazine. De Kloet has been engaged in a research project on the subject, which has resulted among others in an article in the 2/2008 special issue of China aktuell, which was dedicated to the Olympics. De Kloet, at the University of Amsterdam, is best known for his research on Chinese rock.
Posted by: Third Tone Devil | 3 March 2009