The Atlantic magazine recently published an article about a move within the Vatican to canonize Matteo Ricci, the first Jesuit missionary to China, titled Can Matteo Ricci’s beatification mend China’s rift with the Catholic Church? “When Matteo Ricci walked the streets of Beijing more than 400 years ago, he was a celebrity. The Jesuit was […]
China is so Confusing – a Seminar
In his book, China Road, author Rob Gifford brilliantly captures the confusion that is China today: “China messes with my head on a daily basis. One day I think that it is really going to take over the world and that the Chinese government is doing the most extraordinary thing the planet has ever […]
Is the Party Over?
Yesterday, I attended a bridal shower for a Chinese friend (let’s call her Miss H.) who will be getting married next month. And it just so happens that another Chinese friend (Mrs. C), who is also a friend of Miss H., is in town for a couple of weeks to visit her son who is […]