Recently Mingmei Yip contacted me and asked if i was willing to do a book review for her most recent novel Secret of a Thousand Beauties. I can never refuse a book, especially one about China, so I was happy to review it. This is the plot is a bit
From the Suzhou Museum
And a close-up to see the details.
The Moral Dilemma of Rickshaws
I have never been comfortable with rickshaws. To me, they smack of imperialism and all I can think of is a wealthy British couple wheeling about 1800’s Hong Kong, in a rickshaw run by a chinaman wearing blue work clothes and a queue hairstyle. You know, from an old kung-fu
The Humble Administrators Garden is Anything But
With our winter vacation already begun, and three weeks till our trip back to the U.S. we decided to have a mini travel adventure. So we braved the Spring Festival crowds and headed to the ancient water town of Suzhou. Suzhou is close to Shanghai and is famous not only