Monthly Archives: April 2011

Images of Xiamen

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The Chinese operetta (by Jonah)

Our English speaking Chinese friend had these tickets to a Chinese Operetta, but she was busy that day, so she gave them to us. My mom said it was in a part of campus we haven’t been in before, so … Continue reading

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Kunming (Yunnan), mid February 2011

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Before heading to Xiamen, we spent a week or so in Kunming, in Yunnan province. Here are some of the photos.

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“Protected” from the internet

[blinking in strong light of virtual totalitarian bulb . . . ] We’re back on bamboo civet time, but it’s unclear for how long. The recent country-wide crackdown on speech and organizing means that Chinese officials are now seriously enforcing … Continue reading

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Happy Tomb-Sweeping Day!

Ivan has Monday and Tuesday off for Tomb-Sweeping Day; it’s a major holiday here. Chinese people are supposed to remember their ancestors and burn sacrifices to them. In addition to receiving the traditional offerings of (fake paper) money, the upwardly-mobile … Continue reading

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