Monthly Archives: July 2007

Thinking of Home

Thoughts in the Silent Night Beside my bed a pool of light – Is it hoarfrost on the ground? I lift my eyes and see the moon, I bend my head and think of home. Li Bai This is one … Continue reading

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A Saturday in Beijing

The past few days have been a bit low key. I’ve picked up a bit of a cold and have been trying to shake it (I think I’m on my way back). We’ve had a variety of meetings and lectures … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

Du Fu, A Lament After Travelling from the Capital to Fengxian Only the highest in the land may bathe here, The low and the wrteched have no part in the feast; But the silk shared out in the Vermilion Hall … Continue reading

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An Amazing Woman

Today we met someone who surely is one of the world’s best kept secrets. Prof. Wu Qing is simply one ofthe most amazing people I have ever encountered. Meeting her brought to mind a line from a Du Fu poem … Continue reading

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Sightseeing

Accessing the internet has proved difficult the past few days but, for now, I have access. The past few days have been spent visiting the spots that most tourists see while in Beijing and for good reason. Saturday we went … Continue reading

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