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Red Deer Cave People 马鹿洞人 (蒙自人): Unknown Humans Discovered in China

In 2012 (following the official publication of an academic paper upon the subject), Western media started to report about an unknown species of human that had been discovered in the Red Deer Caves of South-Western China (Yunnan province). 610 more words

Human Interest

What happened? Why return?

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve written (that’s putting it mildly!).  Here’s why:

To recap: my wife, Gienah, and I went to Yunnan Province, China in August of 2014 to spend 2 years studying Mandarin language and Chinese culture full-time.  1,514 more words


The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

I have loved reading Lisa See’s books, particularly Shanghai Girls, Dragon Bones and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, so I was particularly pleased to have the opportunity to read an advance copy of her latest, … 487 more words


Travel Exposé: Yunnan Province (11) The Kingdom of Dali (2) The Ancient City of Dali 大理古城

Here we find ourselves mere days away from Christmas Day and so to start off today’s issue of ‘Bajan,’ Chinese style, I wish to extend to one and all seasons greetings and all the holiday cheer I can muster!

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Christmas in Shangri La

News and Travel Editor

It’s Christmas and we promised you some festive cheer and at China Icons, we’ll never let you down. Here is our Christmas special blog and video! 234 more words


Travel Exposé: Yunnan Province (10) The Kingdom of Dali 大理 (1)

Hello and welcome back once again to this week’s edition of ‘Bajan,’ Chinese Style! I hope you have been enjoying our travels throughout Yunnan and, just to give you an idea of how much there is to do and appreciate in this province, we find ourselves here at our 10th Yunnan edition and quite frankly, we’ve only just gotten a little more than halfway!

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Travel Exposé: Yunnan Province (9) Lijiang, The Lovely (4): Yu Long Snowy Mountain (3 of 3)

It’s good to see you again for this week’s issue of ‘Bajan,’ Chinese Style. This week we are set to complete our expedition of the…

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