Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Happy #Easter and Qingming Festival 复活节和清明节

There are a number of coincidences between Eastern and Western festivals and holidays over the years, and 2015 sees the the arrival of Qingming and Easter at the same time. I’m in China right now, but I would like to … Continue reading

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#Chinese #Dance: A Charming Combination of Beauty, Colour, Culture, Grace and Incredible Skills

Last Saturday evening, just as I was finishing off a simple Sichuan Style dinner, with the usual rice, sweet potatoes and spicy chicken, I received a surprise phone call from Monita Hung, a friend and colleague whom I met during … Continue reading

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#Chinese Year of #Sheep, #Ram or #Goat: What Will 2015 Bring?

Many of you educated readers know that in the West you have twelve zodiac signs in a yearly cycle. Yes, there are a number of animals in the Western horoscope, and it begins with a Ram, myself a proud, fiery … Continue reading

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A Study Tour of #Birmingham, #BCU and Beyond – 深圳大学学生伯明翰游记

Two Sundays ago, I collected a group of ten Chinese students from Shenzhen at Birmingham International Airport. It was a cold but dry November day, thousands of miles and oceans away from home for these students. They were visiting Birmingham … Continue reading

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