Category Archives: Culture

Board Games

The community in smaller neighborhoods is an amazing thing. Board games on the street are a spectator sport. Continue reading

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The Night Train to Shanghai

A last minute decision pulls me onto a night train headed for Shanghai. 13 hours later, I had been schooled in the ways of life on the rails in China. Continue reading

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Story of a Picture

I came to China to understand a culture and a language. The camera can be a great way to bridge the gap in understanding both. Continue reading

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Life on the Street

In a city like Beijing, it can be easy to get lost in the tangle of new development. Take a look in any of the small places, and chances are fair that you will still catch some of the old-world charm. Continue reading

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China and the Memory of Mao

An examination of Mao and his influence on present day China. Is a leader, now dead 35 years, still of great importance as China moves forward? Continue reading

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The Opera

Oh yeah, that’s right, back again with my first post in about a month or so.  In the world of blogging, I’m not very good at keeping fresh material on the board.  On the other hand, work always takes precedent.  … Continue reading

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Camp in China

For many months I have wondered about the possibility of bringing summer camp to China. With little similarity between American summer camp and any Chinese tradition, I revel in the possibilities. Continue reading

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Emei Shan

Emei Shan, the largest of China’s four sacred peaks, presents multiple points of interests: Famous views, ancient temples, and attack monkeys. Continue reading

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The Mao Museum

A day trip in a region surrounding Leshan Brings us to visit the worlds largest Mao memorabilia museum. Hundreds of thousands of Mao buttons later, I had a strange story to tell. Continue reading

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Campers from China!

At the height of summer camp in the United States, I can only wonder, do Chinese send their Children to any such organization? Continue reading

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