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In May 1938, Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler sent a research expedition to the Tibetan Plateau. The members of the party were anthropologists, mostly German. In exchange for the resources to complete their fieldwork, the group leaders, among them critics of the regime, agreed to become SS officers. 1,863 more words

Day 106: Sprinkler Men

The public landscaping in Shanghai is quite extensive and very well done; luxury apartment compounds, high rise office towers, parks and Pudong’s wide boulevards are extensively planted and very well taken care of. 93 more words


Spellling Errror

Gucci, you charge enough for your goods to hire an English major to edit your signs.


It's Official.

Hong Kong here I come, I just booked tickets to Hong Kong for a 3 week holiday over the June/July university holidays as well as booked myself on a trip from Hong Kong to Beijing with a tour group. 203 more words


When's the last time you danced at work??

Having fun in Shanghai is always interesting.  When I interview people I always ask them, “Who Likes To Have Fun At Work?”  They sometimes look at me like I have three heads.  211 more words


The Extent of Western Hegemony

In a Cantonese class for foreign exchange students hailing mostly from Southeast Asia, the teacher’s PowerPoint for vocabulary on family members is an 80s-era all-white photo. 133 more words