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Chinese Pictures by Isabella Bird

Chinese Pictures is a loving reproduction of the photograph collection first published by the intrepid traveller Isabella Bird in 1900. The images were all taken...

Interview with Margaret Sun: Betwixt & Between

The autobiography of MARGARET SUN traces intertwining personal events and epochal historical events, the recent history of China, from Shanghai before the Japanese invasion,...

Shanghai Daisy By Daisy Kwok

Daisy Kwok’s life spanned old Shanghai and modern Shanghai, old China and “New” China in a way that no other did. This book presents stories...

South of Clouds, documentary on Chinese Ethnic Minorities in Yunnan Province

South of Clouds (A Sud Delle Nuvole) is a documentary on the ethnic minorities of Yunnan, filmed and edited in 2002 by Dominique Musorrafiti...

Interview with Clare Kane, author of Dragons in Shallow Waters, the story of a young English woman during the anti-foreign Boxer Rebellion

Amidst the violence of the anti-foreign Boxer Rebellion, Nina Ward, a young China-born Englishwoman finds herself under siege alongside the city’s overseas population. Amazon China-underground: Who...

85 images of the Ancient Earthen Castles in Tulou, Fujian

Not far from Xiamen, about four hours by bus, surrounded by Southern Fujian hills, Yongding county hosts many Hakka roundhouses. Tulou and nearby area are...

The first photographs of Hong Kong, the Second Opium War, and Beijing, Felice Beato in 1860

Felice Beato (born in Venice in 1832 and died in Florence in 1909) was an Italian-British photographer among the first to take photographs in...

30+ illustrations of “An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham”

"An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham" is a book written by the Dutch explorer and...

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Review of Vortex directed by Jacky Gan

Vortex is a Chinese action crime drama thriller where during a kidnapping gone awry, money and morals play a crucial role. Read the Review of...

“To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.” Confucius

Origin of the quote: Chapter II, Analects, an ancient Chinese book composed of a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher...

“When our thousands of Chinese students abroad return home, you will see how China will transform itself”, Deng Xiaoping

Origin of the quote: Robert Hormats, vice chairman of Kissinger Associates, recalls meeting with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in the 1970s, when the nation...

Capturing China in Nineteenth-century: the Photography of Isabella L. Bird

Isabella L. Bird (1831- 1904) was a writer, photographer, and one of the most well-traveled of English explorers in the 19th century. Related: The best...