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Tianenmen Square Obelisk  
   

Tianenmen Square Obelisk

Obelisk on Tianenmen Square. I forget if it honored the 1949 revolution (when Mao came into power) or the Cultural Revolution (an interesting situation here)
China is a fascinating place

May 23rd 2010
So, I write this email with a sore body from playing basketball over the past two days. When I first played 2 days ago with 2 other Black guys from the IU-Indy law program (legit Africans, Arsene and Kofi), I realized the Chinese love basketball, and they love to play against Americans. These guys are bruisers and play very physical. People would surround the court watching us play. And we suck... ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Forbidden City

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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