Monthly Archives: August 2011


  • Who Re-educated Who? Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
    Luo wants to teach the little seamstress to read, and so begins a new type of “re-education.”


  • Great Moments in Chinese Medicine
    A little known doctor named Zhang began scraping the lesions of infected children and keeping said scrapings in a buried porcelain bottle for a few weeks.


  • Chinese Folk Tales - The Miser
    They owned six dozen head of cattle, some two hundred acres of farmland and two grain shops, yet they always mixed bran with their rice and instead of frying their vegetables simply boiled them in water.


  • A Dragon Village -The Children of Zhang Guying
    So propitious was the land between Bijia Mountain and the River Wei that it actually held three parcels of unlimited good fortune, one promising wealth, the next officialdom, the third prosperity.


  • Tales from China's Kitchen
    Just about every dish, humble as fried dough or refined as dim sum, has its origins not in simple matters of filling the belly, but filling it while surrounded by intrigue, betrayal, or some other salient aspect of Chinese culture.


  • Huludao - Before the Spill
    While the Huludao attractions we’re going to show you are seaside paradise with Dongbei characteristics, they are nonetheless pictures from a purer age.


  • Chinese Street Life - Part II
    Right now, though, it’s our turn to look back at the Chinese city of a century yore and feel advanced.


  • Kung Fu Panda 2 - It's Biblical
    Rather than expanding upon the film’s Buddhist premise of attaining “inner peace” we are instead, rather absurdly, treated to a quick series of Biblical references.


  • The Teochew - Chinese, Not Hokkienese
    A Teochew will forgive you for calling him Han, but will start wetting the kitchen cleaver if you call him Hokkien.


  • Why China Will Never Rule the World
    Parfitt has blasted a new watershed in the mountain of China writing, with the first Post-PC China travel book.