arts Published 9th January 2019 View gallery 16 Rare 19th-century images show China at the dawn of photography Written by Oscar Holland, CNN Before the arrival of photography, the Western imagination of China was based on paintings, written travelogues and dispatches from a seemingly far-off land. From the 1850s, however, a band of pioneering Western photographers sought to capture the country's landscapes, cities and people, captivating audiences back home and sparking a homegrown photography movement in the process. Among them were the Italian Felice Beato, who arrived in China in the 1850s to document Anglo-French exploits in the Second Opium War, and Scottish photographer John Thompson, whose journey up the Min River offered people in the West a rare look into the country's remote interior. Scottish photographer John Thompson documented his travels up the Min River, offering a rare look at remote areas of China.Credit: The Loewentheil Collection of … [Read more...] about Rare images show China at the dawn of photography
Enterprise 2 0 the dawn of emergent collaboration
It was early on Monday, November 11, 1918, that news reached Newmarket that an armistice had been signed bringing to an end four years of the most bloody conflict the world had ever seen. A century ago, the Newmarket Journal reported the Dawn of Peace, the ‘war to end all wars’ was over but at a terrible cost.A generation, ‘the unreturning army that was youth’, had been lost from the town, from Mildenhall, Soham, and surrounding villages.Their sacrifice should never be forgotten and this weekend, and beyond, We Will Remember Them. … [Read more...] about The Dawn of Peace: how the Journal reported the Armistice
One of the first things the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) did after the establishment of the new government under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in early July was to cease the state of emergency which had been introduced mid-July 2016 following a coup attempt carried out by the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ). This move had been interpreted as a move toward normalization in Turkey after a two-year-long tense political period which had observed a contested referendum that shifted the country’s parliamentary system into an executive-presidential model and heated twin elections in June 2018. Although the main objective of the emergency rule was to fight against the coup plotters and to clear the state apparatus from undercover members of FETÖ, it also targeted political opponents and dissidents from various walks of life, such as academics, journalists, and activists. That was why the government’s decision not to extend the … [Read more...] about Has Turkey really lifted the state of emergency?
Having lost hundreds of citizens in the attacks organized by the PKK and Deash terror groups over the past few years, Turkish people also witnessed a bloody military coup attempt on July 15, 2016. In the heinous plot perpetrated by the members of the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), some 250 civilians were killed and more than 2,000 were injured. That night, people poured into the streets and repelled the coup attempt and later, Parliament had to declare a state of emergency on July 20. Throughout the state of emergency, the Turkish state took structural steps against terrorism and coup threats by employing the country's right of self-defense within the limits of the law.At first, FETÖ leader Fetullah Gülen's operatives who infiltrated state apparatuses were dismissed to a great extent. In the meantime, a series of large-scale operations were launched inside and outside Turkey against Daesh and the PKK. Terrorizing the country until recently, the terror groups have … [Read more...] about Turkey’s future after the state of emergency
President Tayyip Erdoğan said on June 13 that his ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) will lift the state of emergency if he is re-elected in the June 24 snap elections and keeps its dominant position in parliament. His words were one of the biggest surprises of the election campaign so far. Because until now it has been the opposition parties that have been pledging to lift the state of emergency as soon as they come to power, if they can beat Erdoğan. Until June 13, Erdoğan accused those asking for the state of emergency to be lifted of supporting terrorism and praising the toppling of the government through a coup. The state of emergency was declared by the government on July 20, 2016, days after a military coup attempt blamed on the illegal network of Fethullah Gülen, an Islamist preacher living in the U.S. With Erdoğan now pledging to lift state of emergency, the only political figure left saying it should be kept in place is Nationalist … [Read more...] about Why has Erdoğan vowed to lift the state of emergency?