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Fine China

I was bored and feeling a bit lonesome today, so I was looking at retail websites for places that I would like my registry to be; my favorite retailers are Target and Macy’s, so I spent most of my searches on those two sites looking at things that I like and that I think we would need. 549 more words


The fortified village of Guoyu | Another path of destruction

From the walls of Huancheng Xiangfu (皇城相府), I could see in the distance the broken city walls of Guoyu (郭峪). Guoyu is not a castle, but a fortified village. 999 more words


Trying to Live a Moral Life: The Ten Thousand Things

Review: The Ten Thousand Things, by John Spurling
Overlook Duckworth, 2014. 354 pp. $28

An ancient Chinese saying proposes that the universe contains ten thousand things. 608 more words

Reviews And Columns

[Literature] Poetic sex in Ming Dynasty erotica

In “Battle in the Bathtub”, an erotic encounter is likened to an aggressive physical confrontation. The poem is important because it brings out the major concerns of… 1,736 more words


Silk Robe

At Prince Gong’s Palace, silk robes from the Ming dynasty.


Wood Block Print - Return to Jing Zhou

W270 X H400mm, China

This pair of wood block print is not about blessings but scene from a opera story “Return to Jing Zhou”, set in the 3 Kingdom Period. 115 more words


Heavenly Temple in context

We had plans to go on to see various other places on our first day in Beijing, but to our surprise the Heavenly Temple proved to be a very large place. 276 more words