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... appeared in the film, since the film was shot on location in the Forbidden City. Jason reminds us that Chinese gardens are different than Western gardens. Chinese gardens focus on the natural world, scenery, and angles which change the view. Western gardens are much more geometrical and organized by beds. It is an interesting comparison. After walking most of the day, we’re all pretty beat and are happy to be heading back to the hotel. ...
... We left through the last gate and our guide took us to Hutong, the old part of the city. Here we found the bell and drum towers which they used to mark the hour before there were clocks. Amy passed us off to Howard, a younger looking chap whose english was a bit better. He put us in a rickshaw and told the driver to take off. So there we were in a rickshaw wandering some ancient streets. Howard took us over to a traditional courtyard ...
The orientation consisted of different activities to acclimate us to the country and research environment: language classes, lectures on Chinese politics and culture, and a visit to Tsinghua University. Furthermore, we would take sighting-seeing trips to the Great Wall and Summer Palace. I think the organizers of the orientation at China's Ministry of Science and Technology did a good job of keeping us busy.
My first impressions of ...
... gabled circular building, 36 meters in diameter
and 38 meters tall, built on three levelsof marble, where the Emperor
prayed for good harvests. The building is completely wooden, with no
nails. The original building was burned down by a fire caused by
lightning in 1889. The current building was re-built several years after
Another Chinese banquet and off to bed,hard work this touring lark!!
... GIS. Yikes. But has to happen, soon!
I think if I don't take Bill's class I can do anything, but if I do I'll have to hold back on the toughies until senior year, which I might regret.
Okay I have to go eat pancakes and study. I'm so excited for pancakes! I dreamt about them!
And Denise sent me the best email ever, and I love her!
Sorry that my excitment for next semester is overwhelming my thoughts, so not much about China, but more soon!
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