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The Quest Goes South, and Other Tales from the Middle Kingdom

June 24th 2010
The Quest Goes South, and Other Tales from the Middle Kingdom The festival of DuanWuJie is a time for racing dragon boats and eating zongzi - nuggets of rice wrapped in bamboo leaves. Alas I didn’t achieve the first, but I did achieve the second on my trip to Zhengzhou. I took the trip 700km south of Beijing to Henan province to visit a friend, and to see the sights the province ( ... read more
Asia » China » Henan

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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