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Review: The Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. 587 more words

Books

Tian Yi Mu 田义墓 - the Eunuchs' graveyard

Before I begin – I should warn you that there are pictures and information in this blog post that some may find disturbing/distasteful –  I know gentlemen who have become very squeamish contemplating this topic! 1,355 more words

Places Of Interest

Down By the Bay

We drove with our friend’s family to a beach called Xiàngshān (“tsh-ah-ng schee-ian”) in Cíxī (“suh-shee”). We got to see a team windsurfing and sailing, and all I could think was “It’s so much warmer here than it was in… 94 more words