When we think of Ieoh Ming Pei, the first thing that comes to mind is the glass pyramid in front of the Grand Louvre. After its completion in 1989, the magnificent structure was the subject of much controversy. Many doubted that it was in accord with the classical architecture of the Louvre. 30 years later, the glass pyramid has become the most prominent landmark in Paris alongside the Eiffel tower.
On May 10, Japanese writer Haruki Murakami published an article that immediately went viral on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media platform. The famed novelist spoke up for the first time about his father’s involvement in the Second Sino-Japanese War.
“My life is so much freer and better now, because I don’t need to get up so early each day.” I have never talked to anyone so genuine, pure and simple before.