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A meal can be a conduit for memory. From images to ideas, through her lens Cheng Jen-pei is able to crystallize that sensation. Her “Recipe Evolution Movement” collection uses physical objects to express artistic illusions, capturing the tastes that linger on the tongues of migrants and sketching out their feelings toward their homes and families.

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“Space, the final frontier.” These are the words, familiar to science fiction fans the world over, that opened each epi­sode of the TV show Star Trek, poetically intoned by Captain James T. Kirk. Through the power of imagination, in science fiction films we have long traveled among the stars and even accepted aliens who settle on planet Earth.

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“One gains strength upon becoming a mother.” The fortitude of the mothers in the advocacy group “Parks and Playgrounds for Children by Children” bears witness to the truth of this Chinese idiom. “Our children inspired us to gain expertise and fight for their right to play.” These women have mobilized through social media.

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