Category Archives: China

For all things China

Seen “Evader”?, no I’m afraid I haven’t

“Evader”? Avatar commands a Chinese Audience Continue reading

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Schools, Galleries and Louis Vuitton

Freezing weather, visiting China’s two most famous universities, a trip to the 798 art gallery, and an evening of haggling and the famous Beijing pearl market. In China, continuity is relative. Continue reading

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Oh Google, where art thou?

Google has announced that it may withdraw from the Chinese market. There is a large and quickly rising outcry, and reading deeper reveals that much more is at play than simply the interests of Google. Continue reading

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Day one in the Northern Capital

Our first true day out seeing the sights of Beijing. A look back at my first exposure to the legendary Beijing smog, and some thoughts on the overwhelming nature of the sheer size of this city. The intended tourist attractions proved to be far less memorable than the things I saw along the way. Continue reading

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Arriving in Beijing

After many hours of Travel, our group arrives in Beijing. We meet our ever charismatic guide Ronald McDonald, a man who would develop nothing short of a fan club during our stay, and travel to our hotel. Welcome to China. Commence sensory overload. Continue reading

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Back in the States

Back in the United States after two weeks in China. This is an introduction to many upcoming posts describing my days abroad. Continue reading

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Rant on misleading statements

I haven’t written anything in a few days, and feel that it is sometimes worth writing simply for the sake of writing. And since there is no way that I could ever go past the storage limits of my server, … Continue reading

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I went to Leshan, Buddha was all I saw

Leshan China, known almost solely as the home of the world’s largest Buddha monument. Continue reading

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14 Days

Two weeks exactly. I just counted the number of days twice and got a little dizzy. That’s how long I have before I board a plane and make my way to the Middle Kingdom (no, not middle earth, Middle Kingdom). … Continue reading

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China, What is it to Me?

About two months ago, I applied to be a part of a trip to China at invitation of the Chinese government.  This trip, called “Discovering China”, is a one time only trip being hosted as a thank you for assistance … Continue reading

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