The Many Ups and Downs of Yangzhou
A lot of Chinese cities have nine lives or more, but few cling as neatly to the image of a withered man of consequence, recognized and appreciated only by a few fellow musty old souls.
Three More Chinatowns
Those who didn’t fancy steaming down to a frazzle took to selling peanuts in the street, an occupation which the Dutch soon used as an epithet.
Springtime for Sports in China
More than three decades ago, China was still in the embryonic stages of amateur sport, the first realm of endeavor for a country with something to prove.
A Hidden Henan Treasure: Gongyi
Nestled in Henan Province between Luoyang, with its famous Longmen Grotto Caves, and Song Shan, the home of Shaolin Temple, sits Gongyi (巩义), a sleepy town that not many people notice on their rush elsewhere.
Book Review: The Mummies of Urumchi
While the mummies of Egypt have received all of the acclaim, their less famous counterparts in Xinjiang are even more spectacular in many ways. In The Mummies of Urumchi Elizabeth Wayland Barber walks us through the significance of this incredible arc