COLUMBIA — Qian Jianguo holds up a hawk-shaped kite in his cramped living room with low ceilings at University Place Apartments. He lets go, yanks the line, and the hawk takes flight. It makes realistic soars and swoops within the confines of the room and is kept afloat by the centrifugal force generated by Qian taking small, circular backward steps. Finally, the kite hits the ceiling and crashes to the ground.
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