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Archive for March, 2011

Chinese Medicine pt. 1: Introduction (中医) Posted by on Mar 27, 2011

Chinese traditional medicine or 中医 (Zhōng yī) is a broad range of mostly preventative health practices that include various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage and dietary therapy. Unlike western medicine, which is founded upon observable research and deductive reasoning, Chinese medicine takes the long view–quite literally. Chinese medicine works because it has been tried and tested for…

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A Trip Through 798 Art District – Part Two Posted by on Mar 27, 2011

As we continue our stroll through 798, check out some of the interesting art going on in the street – from funky sculptures, to live graffiti, to angels hanging off the side of a building. 喝咖啡以后,你可以看到很多有趣的雕塑 – hē kā fēi yǐ hòu, nǐ kě yǐ kàn dào hěn duō yǒu qù de diāo sù After…

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A Trip Through 798 Art District – Part One Posted by on Mar 25, 2011

Originally built as a military factory district back in 1954, the area that is now known simply as 798 is a thriving artistic community right in the heart of Beijing. While Cultural Revolution era propaganda can still be seen throughout the district, you will also stumble upon controversial works from Chinese artists such as the…

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Green Hats and the Number 250 Posted by on Mar 22, 2011

For newcomers just arriving in China, or people planning a trip or move to the Middle Kingdom, there are an abundance of cultural quirks that you should know about. I’ve been living here for just over two years total now, and I’m still learning new things each and every day. As such, I am by…

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A Trip to a Beijing Market Posted by on Mar 19, 2011

In China’s capital city, huge markets abound. One of the biggest, the Golden City Department Stores, is full of just abut everything you could possibly hope to find in a market. Attracting thousands of shoppers every single day, this bustling market makes for a great afternoon on a cold or rainy day. Whether you’re looking…

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