The Oct Egg

As if pathologically terrified of the ghosts from a past they almost completely obliterated during the Cultural Revolution, and perhaps also in large part to reinvent their identity with a contradictorily uniform surge of individual expression, the Chinese seem to be willing the future—their particular brand of the future—into being with a force worthy of its own creation myth.  And nowhere is that more evident than in the strange, audacious structures they are erecting.