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Bronzeworker in Lijiang  
   

Bronzeworker in Lijiang

One of Lijiang's many craftsmen, this bronzemaker sells 90% of his traditional Naxi bronzework to tourists.
Pickpockets and Closed Offices

November 15th 2009
This week I started to worry that I hadn't blogged recently, and I didn't really have any material I felt like writing about. But, I told myself not to be too concerned, because new things always pop up here. I was sure something would come along soon, and I was right. Be careful what you wish for... I have a history of losing my wallet. It happens a couple times a year, and disaster usually ensu ... read more
Asia » China » Yunnan » Kunming

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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