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In 976 A.D., Zhang Shi, and Zhu Xi, two leaders of ancient Chinese learning, embarked on a journey up Yuelu Mountain together. When they arrived at the top, they built a platform which they named "Hexi," which translates as "the splendor of sunrise." The platform became the foundation for Yuelu Academy, one of four ancient academies ...
One evening when I'm having dinner with the grad students, Mia and Claudia are badgering Aaron to think through his buddies for possible boyfriend candidates (they are speaking Chinese, but Claudia often remembers to explain to me their general topics of conversation, if not all the details.)
"Aaron is asking what our requirements are," she grins.
"And what are you telling ...
... old and new, choosing the songs we'd present to each other during the next hour.
Mia warbled Avril Lavigne and went "Crazier, Crazier" for Taylor Swift. Aaron and Claudia chose Chinese singers, some of whom they knew from "The Voice of China," the equivalent of American Idol.
I introduced them to Abba's "Dancing Queen," Elton John's "Crocodile ...
... Anyhow, as we were waiting for the bus back, we were approached by a Chinese lady asking if we wanted to view a Chinese gallery next to the bus stop. As most of you know, art and myself have never got on (especially since high school) but this request was so random and unexpected, we had to see it. The artwork that was on display was quite beautiful. Landscapes, calligraphy, small details it was all there. I couldn't say very much about it but I could ...
On any sidewalk in North America, a blonde, 5'6", middle-aged woman, and a 6' 2" man with a grey moustache, attract very little attention from passersby. We not only blend in - we're mostly invisible. But here in Changsha, where few foreigners visit, Walter and I have become minor celebrities.
The first time we became aware of our heightened profile, we were sitting on the deck of the ...