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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


Life and death, one window away

I remember chatting with the kids in the classroom on the 2nd floor of The Green Harbor. The little monkeys were joking around as usual. 55 more words


The old banking town of Pingyao in Shanxi

It is 5 p.m. and we are at the Beijing station, just about to get on a night train. I know that we will get to Pingyao (平遥) in Shanxi province at 5 a.m. 1,093 more words


What is The Green Harbor?

What is The Green Harbor? There is no better way to introduce The Green Harbor by telling the story of Deng Guo Jun.

18-year-old Jun is the oldest and tallest among the 28 children living here. 345 more words


Lijiashan | Chinese cave dwellings in Shanxi province

Writing about the Chinese Hobbiton Lijiashan (李家山) is a big challenge for me. It is probably one of the most difficult articles I have ever written. 1,170 more words

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