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The Great Apartment Search: Year Two

February 12th 2011
I was late for an apartment showing and sprinting across a five-lane intersection, dodging cars, rickshaws, and the inevitable herd of Beijingers out conducting their daily activities, when it occurred to me that I had no idea how to say 'glass-enclosed shower' in Chinese, something that was high on my list of requirements for a new living space. My pace slowed as I realized I would be pantomimin ... 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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