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A generation of Chinese artists left the country in the 1980s and 90s. Some found great success in the west, but China still looms large in their minds. Lu Olkowski talks with artists about why calligraphy and ink drawing seem so 21st century.

Music Playlist

  1. C-A-G-E III

    Artist: Tan Dun
    Album: With Six Composers
    Label: Avant Japan
  2. Green Song

    Artist: Zhou Long
    Album: With Six Composers
    Label: Avant Japan
  3. Terrain

    Artist: Min Xiao-Fen
    Album: With Six Composers
    Label: Avant Japan
  4. The Pipa

    Artist: Hsu Po-Yun
    Album: With Six Composers
    Label: Avant Japan
  5. Lake Biwa a Full Moon Pure Water Gold

    Artist: Wadada Leo Smith
    Album: With Six Composers
    Label: Avant Japan