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ThisIsRetail #24

posted: 16 August, 2019

Welcome to ThisIsRetail, your weekly look at some of the more diverse and unexpected stuff influencing the way we buy, sell, and consume in the 21st century.

For me, Asia is not just a place of friendships and an important region in which to do business; it’s where I look to for creativity, innovation, inspiration.

And to those who have spent time in Asia, and to many who have never set foot in that beautiful and bewitching continent, Hong Kong is particularly strong magic – which makes the current situation all the more troubling.

This week is a love-letter to Asia, the greater PRC and its various “autonomous regions” via features on skinheads, the beastie boys, fine art, and the gradual fading of Hong Kong’s neon lights.



  • Hong Kong
    As the light slowly recedes, neon signs and the stories behind them become a matter for preservation.
    [Google Arts & Culture]
  • Taiwan
    Taipei Dangdai Art Fair shows a region on the verge of massive change.
  • Tibet
    When MCA interviewed the Dalai Lama.
    [Babylon Falling]
  • Xinjiang
    Scenes from the “Autonomous Region”.
    [The Atlantic]
  • PRC
    The Beijing skinheads who adopted Romper Stomper as a style-guide.

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