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Trapped animals wait disciplined and angry. Their energy and suffering swipes the land, enters human’s soul, maddens people. Life is miserable if you live in an empire. Real estate madness, organised crime. It will end badly. Escape on a taxi. To Manchuria, to Inner Mongolia, to Chengdu, to Tibet. They will be there waiting for you, escape to your mind, to your inner China.

Mr Tang...  is Príncipe´s film-like Chinese book. It collects photos done in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau between 2007 and 2019.

A love letter to old Chung Kuo, the land of Li Bai and Wang Wei.


Published with the support of the cultural fund, Garantir Cultura Compete 2020, of the Ministry of Culture of the Portuguese Republic.  


On Seeing Mr Tang Leave to Tsinghai
André Príncipe
Pierre von Kleist editions, 2023
Hardcover, 17x24cm, 136 pages. 
All books individually stamped.
ISBN 978-989-53531-0-1
Edition of 500