Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tom Carter’s “CHINA: Portrait of a People” now in 2nd printing

The 2nd printing of Tom Carter’s superb photo essay CHINA: Portrait of a People is available now, with an all-new prologue by acclaimed Chinese author Anchee Min (Pearl of China, The Last Empress, Becoming Madame Mao). Tom tells us that since … Continue reading

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When Soldiers Talk with Civilians – Lexicon and Meaning

[The general] ran into misunderstandings between military and civilian leadership over things as simple as terminology…. “What it really showed was because different cultures — the military, civilian, whatnot — all have their own lexicon, you can be having a conversation … Continue reading

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Chinese Courtyard Houses 四合院

Like paper dragons and lion dogs, the courtyard house is another Chinese icon. They are diverse in architectural style, and differ from place to place, but the house essentially is a walled compound with a single entrance and one, two, … Continue reading

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