Jiali Tang: Flying Life
quality art pictures and one DVD (DVD in Chinese)
"Tang Jiali: It was a
turbulent year for dancer-turned-model Tang Jiali who justified her
decision to do a nude photo album by saying she wanted to "forever
keep her youthful image." The artistic nudes drew the praise of many
critics but saw her caught in a storm of public criticism.
Even her traditionally minded father stopped talking
to her amidst inaccurate, face-losing claims that the pictures were
pornographic. Because of disputes, she went through a lawsuit with
the photographer of the book. Teetering on the brink of a nervous
breakdown, Tang shut herself away, only going out to breathe in some
fresh air at night.
Ironically the outbreak
of SARS brought her new hope: "SARS totally changed my view of
life," she said. "I thought that life had made a joke of me before.
From now on, I am determined to start to enjoy my life." Not only
has she started going out in public again, she's also gearing up for
the publication of another photo album.
(from CHINA DAILY
Report People of 2003, an event-packed
year 2004-01-05 Beijing Weekend.)