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Lost and Found: the Story of a Chinese Family

The first weekend I arrived in Lanzhou back in September, I found myself seated at a  lavish dinner downtown with 10 other people. The guests consisted of the following: 1,330 more words

Peace Corps

China's Solar Power Capacity More Than Doubles in 2016

China’s installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity more than doubled last year, turning the country into the world’s biggest producer of solar energy by capacity, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Saturday. 455 more words

China

ifc_skn on Flickr.Maijishan Grottoes are a series of 194 caves cut in the side of the hill of Majishan in Tianshui, Gansu Province, northwest China. This example of rock cut architecture contains...

ifc_skn on Flickr.Maijishan Grottoes are a series of 194 caves cut in the side of the hill of Majishan in Tianshui, Gansu Province, northwest China. This example of rock cut architecture contains…

Semester One Sketches

Nowadays, it seems like anyone can call himself or herself an artist. This type of individual will take mediocre photos shot on a smartphone, spend 10 minutes playing with a monochrome filter (“the contrast just… 198 more words

Peace Corps

Some thoughts 

It’s a uniquely challenging time to be a Peace Corps Volunteer today – to think that the American Values and ideas we left the comfort and familiarity of our hometowns to promote abroad are now under intense and relentless assault back home. 621 more words

Peace Corps

Telephone, Ethics, and Snickers

(from the previous semester)

My students are extremely competitive and love beating their classmates to first place. There’s nothing more satisfying for a teacher than watching your room explode with energy, as the kids race against the clock and trample over each other to emerge as victors. 740 more words

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17/01/17 - Of Dirt Caves and Sand Dunes

Holy crap, what a week. I’m not quite sure how we did it, but Francesca and I are now in Sichuan after nonstop night trains from Dunhuang to Chengdu. 1,670 more words

Photography