ARTICLES BY Philip Tinari

  • August 1, 2005
    James A. Thomas was the managing director of the British-American Tobacco Company in China from its beginning in 1905 to 1920. Largely through his efforts, BAT--formed as a joint venture of James B.
  • Target marketing: Cigarette advertising in 1920s Shanghai featured images of the newly minted modern women who would populate the city's jazz clubs and tram cars. Courtesy of Shanghai Gallery of Art
    August 1, 2005
    Half a century ago, the view from the offices of the Union Assurance Company of Canton, on the west bank of the Huangpu River in downtown Shanghai, might have resembled the landscape captured on the Ming Dynasty screen that decorates the west wall of the Thomas Reading Room in Duke's Lilly Library: a pastoral scene, dotted with trees and flowers.
  • August 1, 2003
    In Beijing they didn’t say SARS at first.
  • August 1, 2002
  • photo by Les Todd / illustration by Maxine Mills
    August 1, 2002
    Adorning the walls of his East Campus office are three paintings from the Duke art museum's permanent collection. One, a somber, disfigured nude in dark hues, was painted by a Duke art student in the late Sixties, shortly before his suicide. This is the favorite, the one he asked for; the other two were there already when he moved in 1993 from his earlier perch in the Allen Building.
  • The Third of May, 1808: Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) depicted the battles between French soldiers and Spanish citizens during the bloody years of the Napoleonic occupation of Spain.  Erich Lessing /Art Resource, NY
    January 31, 2001
    On a rainy September Tuesday, in the atrium of the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the air tingles with celebrity as movie stars, aristocrats, and Nobel Peace Prize laureates take to an understated stage for a press conference. They have come together to mark the publication of a book, Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World.
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