Category Archives: Arts & Culture

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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The #Ghost of #Halloween, the Past, the Present and the Future

We always remember the first time, don’t we? I do. At around this time 33 years ago, to be precise, in the autumn of 1981, while I was a student at Chongqing University in southwest China, I first heard of … Continue reading

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“Laughter therapy: a laugh a day will increase your life span” – A Story of Indian “WC”

In a not too distant past, in India, no public places like railway stations, bus stands, religious and tourist places had the facilities of public toilet complexes. Foreigners used to get discouraged from visiting India. A letter written by a British … Continue reading

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Modern British Art: Bashir Makhoul and his “House of Cards” Exhibition

Last Friday, John and I returned to Manchester for a very special occasion – we attended the successful launch of Asia Triennial Manchester 2014, and more specifically, we were there to witness the highly regarded artist Bashir Makhoul’s exhibition in … Continue reading

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