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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Blood Red Beauty

Xue Hua ran through the field, a blur of pigtails and laughter. Her little hands cupped around a red flower. Green eyes that haunted...

The Unicorn & the Eunuch; Saviours of the Ming Dynasty

The animals came in six by six, hoorah hoorah. The animals came in six by six, hoorah hoorah. The animals came in six by...

Let’s Talk About Salt Baby; China’s Hypertension Woes

Let’s talk about salt baby, let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that can...

Myth Busting China’s Body Language

Whenever Kim Jong-un, supreme leader of North Korea does anything; lift his chopsticks, for instance, young men all over China decide it is time...

Blowing (Away) Bubbles

We all live in a bubble to some extent. Some people live in there with their family and friends, some with their life partner...

The Medium IS the Message

As explained in the book “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert, during the 1960s, Balinese dance became so popular to watch that the damp cold...

Fear & Loathing in China

Today is gorgeous; crisp air brushes my face as I don my first sweater in what has felt like a very long time. I...

The Psychology of Avarice

Chinese people will give up their health, time and freedom just to earn the money to buy a big house, an expensive car and...
Illustration by Alicia Liu

Plastic Surgery; China’s Kowtow to the Kardashians

In less than two years a Nanjing woman has spent over ¥110,000 on plastic surgery after going under the knife a total of nine...

Chinese Literary Classics; Su Dongpo

Wherever one goes in the world, there to be found is literature steeped in culture and history, truly inaccessible to all but the most...
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