For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... [read more]
Date: January 25th 2008
A five minute ferry ride from the city of Xiamen, Gulangyu is an island still transitioning from its colonial past. Its a fine example of China's cultural resilience. The look is still European, but the vibe is entirely Chinese.
A Brief Overview of the History of the ConcessionsThe Opium Wars were a terrible loss for China, not only because it legalized a terrible drug addictio ... read more