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Finding Kuan Yin

My first day in Hong Kong was spent trying to get to a temple where I could learn to pray with Buddhist monks.  I realize that this isn’t usually what people do when they arrive at  one of the worlds most prolific shopping Mecca’s – but nothing in the world could have convinced me that shopping was a better idea than praying while my whole being was adjusting from living on a farm to being in the world’s most populated urban center. 3,047 more words


Zhao Zhao

I felt like I could relate to Zhao’s sculpture as I had been making face casts of myself, but they had been crumbling apart if not handled delicately. 113 more words

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Dangers of Formaldehyde

Blog based on the NY Times article: U.S. to Put Curbs on Formaldehyde by Eric Lipton and Rachel Abrams. Article can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/business/energy-environment/the-uphill-battle-to-better-regulate-formaldehyde.html?ref=topics&_r=0… 263 more words

Taxes and the late Austrian Empire

From Margaret MacMillan’s The War That Ended Peace (p. 228), on the state of the crumbling, top-heavy Austrian Empire near the turn of the 20th century: 56 more words


6 Things You Should Know about the LDS Church and China

For those of you who are members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, here are some guidelines to follow when you are in China. 546 more words


China has a Great Firewall, a Great Cannon, and a newly-revealed group of sophisticated hackers

A new report claims the Chinese government spied on India, Singapore, and other countries in Southeast Asia with a decade-long cyber espionage effort.

The cybersecurity company FireEye r… 392 more words


China To Increase "Ideological Control" Over Tibet's Buddhist Monks and Nuns

National flags will be installed in monasteries and Buddhist monks and nuns will be evaluated, the region’s party chief Chen Quanguo says

Buddhist monks at the historic Labrang Monastery in the town of Xiahe, Gansu Province,Tibet Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images… 303 more words