Monthly Archives: March 2011
Totems Originated In China
For most people, the word “totem” conjures up images of the beautiful totem poles carved into wood by the natives of the Pacific North West. However, I believe the roots of this art and the belief system that goes along with it began in ancient China.
China's Public Buildings
We’re interested in giving you a look at quotidian Chinese architecture, the kind you see when you’re nowhere special.
Chinese Soup for the Sick
We’re not here to gripe, so much as explain why a whopping vernal cold is an annual rite of passage in China.
60 Years of Slogans
“Following Mao equals victory.”
A Tibetan Cure
So what do you say, western paragon of modern science and better living through chemistry? Could the state of your all-too-solid flesh depend on the state of your soul?
My Morning Bike Ride
I belong here, in the shabby run-down past. I like old stuff.
Life was stranded, and it looked as though it would be that way for the rest of their lives.
Huanglong - The Yellow Dragon
We owe you a trip to one of China’s purest spots.
9 Indispensable Dongxis
You want to know what the Chinese are really like? Don’t look in the papers; look in their homes.
We kick China out of the house on a dark Monday, two days after Christmas, while the children are asleep upstairs.