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'Bertien van Manen is a recorder of intimacy.' 'To penetrate the privacy of other people's lives would take a great deal of tact anywhere. For a Dutch photographer to have found her way into the intimate corners of Chinese lives must have taken more than that. China, for all its hospitality, can be an intensely private place.' 'It is traditionally a country of walled cities, walled palaces, walled gardens, and walled family compounds. The family is still the basic unit that dominates most Chinese lives. And Bertien van Manen has penetrated those units, to show us how Chinese live, eat, touch, talk, and sleep in private. To have done this she must have been not only tactful, but persistant, curious and sympathetic. You can tell from her photographs that she was trusted. Even if she never sees them again, you feel that her subjects are her friends - Ian Buruma

EAST WIND WEST WIND is being published on the occasion of the first exhibition of the project in the Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam, from 12 may tille 24 June 2001 

Text: Ian Buruma
Picture Editing: Hans Aarsman

Language: English/Chinese

EAST WIND WEST WIND, Bertien van Manen, new copy
De Verbeelding Publishers, May 2001, first print, paperback with flaps and dust jacket, 25,7 x 20,0 x 1,8 cm, 232 pages
ISBN 9074159362