Flowerhorn Fish, Huanghuali, Zi Beads, and Bollywood

  • Michael Backman


Asia is home to crazes and fashions that take off nowhere else. It’s important to be acquainted with them if one is to truly know Asia — they are of interest to large segments of the region’s population. Huge resources are devoted to these otherwise obscure markets. Here is a selection of a few from fish to food to furniture. And then there are the movies, high on drama, low on character development, to match the region’s love of spectacle and ornamentation.


Ornamental Fish Film Industry Inside Knowledge Hollywood Movie Gingko Tree 
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