Category Archives: Arts & Culture

#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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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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