Monthly Archives: January 2012
Ancient Chinese High-Tech
What is apparently hard for the world to accept is that Asians had the technology to make such trips from ancient times. It isn’t a wild claim.
The Five Elements and You
You pride yourself on being sharp, born ready, then lapse into melancholia when no one’s around, putting pants on only when the pizza arrives.
Waist-Drumming, A New Year Ritual
Northern Shanxi manages to remain as close to the earth and skin of the teeth as when it served as terminus to the Long March.
Cultural clashes occurred nonstop; we called them “China moments.”
Kunqu Cliff Notes
Valuable takeaways of Kunqu’s most famous works, for whatever few pieces of insight into the Chinese soul that Kungfu Panda missed.
Things to Do in Harbin When It's Cold
Although it sounds like a penal colony, Ice and Snow World is in fact the ever-increasingly commercialized, Disney-aping nexus of the annual Harbin festivities.
How great the pleasure, how boundless the pride, that must have fired ancient Chinese hearts in spanning the network at every stretch with a bridge.
End of the Revolution
That was why, ever since the Communists took over in 1949, Mao hadn’t stopped making fake smoke over fake fires.