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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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Disappearing Shanghai – more than 50 shades of Shanghai

On his site China Rhyming, Paul French has posted a review of Howard French’s Disappearing Shanghai. “…a photographic exploration of life in the old and rapidly disappearing quarters of Shanghai, with accompanying poems and essays by the author of fiction … Continue reading

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Reconstructing Lost Places in Towns of Old China

Much of old China has been torn down to make way for the new, so creating maps and descriptions as accurate as possible for 1860 became a major effort in Yankee Mandarin. Towns of a certain size were all enclosed by … Continue reading

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Taiwan Street Theater Circa 1966

Street theater in Taiwan back in 1966 was a neighborhood affair. On holidays the local temples hired theatrical troups like this one, the 正新義樂劇團, to put on classical operas like Peach Blossom Fan 桃花扇 or Madam White Snake 白蛇傳. It … Continue reading

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