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The Missionaries' Daughter

April 10th 2007
Zhenjiang is famous for vinegar and pickles in China. Apparently you're able to smell this fact when you enter the city. I couldn't. I just took the guidebook's word for it. My first impression of Zhenjiang was that it was rather drab and industrial. Zhenjiang's other claim to fame was unknown to me until very recently when Jessica picked up a book at a Library stock clearance sale. The book w ... read more
Asia » China » Jiangsu » Zhenjiang

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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