First Art, then Great Art
They’re a lesbian goddess couple, right? Sharing their bounty with the aid of diminutive but enlightened beings?
China Culture Day and the Monkey King
Now why would the UN, Quixotic crusader for world peace and brotherhood, want us to contemplate monkeys on China Culture Day?
Snuff bottle from Beijing's 18th Century Imperial WorkshopsLooking for a way to kick that nasty smoking habit? Try snorting your tobacco, the way nature and the aboriginal Americans who first grew it intended.
China's Forgotten Women Poets
Be they wandering drunks, stately mandarins, or navel-gazing monks, Chinese poets have long been presented as a men's club, and little wonder. Up until the last hair's width on China's timeline, literate women were rarer than
Zhu Da - Nanchang's One in Thirteen Hundred
The problem with being a great historical city or a great historical figure in China is the same problem with being a great Chinese student. Even if you're one in a million, there are 1330 just like you.