Monthly Archives: December 2011
Not Another China Year in Review - 2011
China Expat sees the good, sees the bad, and uses hope as a compass. With that we give you the stories of 2011.
Heaven must have been smiling on them, allowing them to get away with stealing these forbidden fruits, at a time when boys and girls were not allowed to spend time in each other’s company.
A Dancing Holiday
Unless you’re overly tipsy at the company Christmas party, there’s little chance you’ll ever get up and get down.
Winter Time = Kitchen Time
Leave the stained table cloths and botched orders to the lazy. A half-hour in the kitchen and you can return to your computer distractions fresh, aglow with the satisfaction of having accomplished something offline.
Three Xinjiang Kingdoms - Make That Cities
Today, dusty little cities scattered in the lee of Xinjiang’s capital, Urumqi. Korla, Kucha, and Hetian, today we in China speak condescendingly of their fruit, jade and rugs, saving our Uyghur comments for close company.
Judge Dee and the Poison Plums
Your Honour had then connected Dark Orchid’s report about the General’s fourth wife having had an unsightly mole on her breast, with the reference in Ding’s poem!
Yunnan: A Fistful of Feathers
For Vince and his kind, Yunnan’s avian edition of The Cute, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Beijing - New & Improved?
A century ago, Beijing used to be choked, filthy, and drab. Today, it’s that and so much more. See for yourself.
China Expat Book Now Available Free on iPad
China Expat’s highly popular recent book is now available for free download on your iPad!
A Timeline of Medicine Wine
Someone finds a snake drowned in the alcohol vat, but in Iron Age China you keep both the baby and the bath water.