One of the big projects I’ve been working on the past few months is doing the English editing of some academic papers. Fortunately, most of them have been good translations, but every so often I find myself working on one that just hurts my brain. That was the case this past week, and it reminded […]
Actually it’s a poor translation of a slogan calling on all Beijingers to be more civilized and polite. Now that’s a campaign that has my full support!
This afternoon a colleague and I slipped away to check out the newly-renovated National Museum of China, formerly known as the National Museum of Chinese History and the National Museum of the Chinese Revolution. It was originally built in 1959 as one of the “Ten Great Architectural Projects” that were constructed around Beijing to […]
My old photo for this week really isn’t that old–taken outside of the Johkang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet in 2002.
(image source: China Media Project) Anyone who tried to go anywhere in Beijing (or any other Chinese city for that matter) on Thursday night will appreciate this cartoon. The city turned into the world’s largest parking lot as 20 million people tried to deliver mooncakes to their friends, relatives, employees, coworkers, and clients. In […]
The Great Mooncake Exchange It’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival today in China. Below is an essay I wrote about the holiday a few years back. Time for it’s annual re-publication. (photo source: mooncakedessert.com) Today is Zhong Qiu Jie, (lit. Mid-Autumn Festival) in China. In colloquial terms, it’s called the Moon Festival, because it’s celebration coincides with […]