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Like a Pretzel  

Like a Pretzel

Back on the Parallel Path

February 6th 2010
"It almost feels like my previous stint in China is flowing seamlessly into this one, but it's as though I have suddenly transformed into a being with twice the capacity for cultural acceptance, twice the capacity for communication, and who has suddenly rather fresh eyes to see a place that, I now realize, I had gotten so used to that it made me blind to it." So I articulated to my great, new f ... read more
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Chinese Flag 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
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