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Escape from Shangri-la

October 24th 2007
Shangrila was traditionally know as Zhongdian, but sometime in the last 20 years or so, changed its name purely to encourage tourism by linking its name to the fictional valley and lamasery depicted in the 1947 novel The Lost Horizon by James Hilton. (The ruse is ironic, because like the Hotel California, the Shangri-La of the book was a place you could never leave, hardly a place to entice touri ... 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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