Monthly Archives: July 2012


  • Moganshan - Weary Thee With Summer Pleasure
    Don't speak to us of being born naked and belonging to the forest unless crapping in the bushes and killing an animal for its hide are your preferred ways of getting back to nature.


  • Chinese College, Chinese Job
    Chinese university will make a man out of him, with army amenities but gentle Han scholars, rather than crude grunts, for company.


  • Desperate Housewife
    As soon as they settled in, a friend in town told her that Fan was rumored to have married another wife in Shenyang, and people thought that was why Grandma had to move further away from the city, to “make room” for the second wife.


  • Zhangye - A Place of Power
    The reverberations of all that ancient hustle and bustle, sturm und drang, totally messes with your vibe, man.


  • China's Soft Power
    Can you kindly stop copying and “catching up” for one brief moment, custodians of China glory?


  • Scenes from Old Hong Kong
    The two Indian guards on board who were armed with rifles, put up a fight, but they were taken by surprise and were shot and then dumped over the side.


  • Hubei's High Places
    China has hotter places, more humid, more polluted, but none with Wuhan’s center-of-China convection effect, as if the city were drawing the rest of the country’s excess sultriness.


  • A Russian Mystic's American Expedition to China
    Until Meru’s symbolic significance is made physical, we can expect such perversion from our leaders, and be sure that they will keep such advancement a private matter, and a public joke.


  • Foreigners at the Front Gate
    That evening Vautrin saw women being carted away in the streets and heard their desperate pleas. A truck went by with eight to ten girls, and as it passed she heard them scream, “Jiu Ming! Jiu Ming! (Save our lives!)”


  • China's Newest City - It's in the South China Sea
    It means much more than squat to China, but then again a Hummer is still a mark of distinction here, rather than a target of derision.