Roel Sterckx

Performer dresses as a pig to commemorate the Year of the Pig on Chinese New Year, 2007.

China’s neverending pigstory

The pig has long been a cornerstone of Chinese communities, playing a crucial role in the economies and the spiritual life of villages for the past 8,000 years. Recently however, Sino-porcine relations have become more distant.

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