Tag Archives: China & East Asia

#Picnic in the Park: #Spring Excursion in Sutton Park 春游伯明翰

Last Monday, during the first of the two Bank Holidays in May, I organised a picnic in the park, inviting all the visiting academics from Birmingham City University. It so happens that part of my job is to look after … Continue reading

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Life is Grand in #Chengdu (1): #Facebook Friendship and Fabulous #Food

‘Big sis, over here,’ I scanned the crowds at the Arrivals Hall at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, trying to locate the caller. I knew that it was meant for me, but I wasn’t sure which face to link with that voice. … Continue reading

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#Shenzhen (1): a Modern Chinese City of Contrasting Experiences

I admit. I have been to Shenzhen before, three times. And I did not like it. The first time I travelled to Shenzhen was in the summer of 1999, when I was passing through, from Chongqing to Hong Kong. I … 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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