In my continued quest for more specific information on the bells we found in Sichuan and for more general information on church bells in China, I’ve been doing some research on the Buckeye Bell Foundry in Cincinnati. Apparantly, the foundry was owned by the E.W. Van Duzen Company, another name that we also found engraved […]
I wonder if they know something we don’t know……
I love these bamboo child carriers we spotted in Sichuan last month. The kid in the basket can either sit or stand.
Everywhere you go in China you see walls and gates; around courtyard homes; around factories; around government buildings; around schools; around university campuses that comprise ten city blocks and house 50,000 people; around high-rise housing estates. It seems that every community in China is a gated community. In an insider/outsider culture such as this, walls […]
Exhausted hikers in the parking lot near the top of Emei Mountain in Sichuan
If you’re looking for a highly informative and very readable overview of China, I would recommend this book by Jeffrey Wasserstrom. I don’t know how long the sale will last, but the Kindle version is currently just $1.99. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know