Living With Dead Hearts

Living With Dead Hearts

[Translate] Wow! This is unbelievable! If you are at all interested in free documentary films and/or China, you definitely need to watch this film about kidnapping in China. Kudos to “Living With Dead Hearts” and Songhua Films for producing this and their efforts for social justice. Living with Dead Hearts…

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Yellow Mountain, Anhui Province (黄山安徽?)

[Translate] Check. That’s one more thing off my bucket list. Yellow Mountain, China’s holiest of holies……well at least the most touristed. In fact, Yellow Mountain didn’t even make the cut on China’s list of “Most Sacred Mountains.” Crap, so that means I haven’t even touched the tip of the iceberg, now I…

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Shanghai: Now and then

[Translate] Here is an amazing yet simple little look at Shanghai now and before. And when I say before, I mean 1987, so probably everyone reading this was already born by then. And this is only the beginning, not to mention this is only Shanghai. http://gizmodo.com/shanghais-insane-26-year-transformation-summed-up-in-1041901244 Check out the evolution…

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Backpacking Xinjiang: Kashgar (喀什)

Xinjiang Children

[Translate] One of the highlights of my summer was visiting a little gem of a town known as Kashgar. My friend Chase and I took the long overnight train from Urumqi all the way across China’s largest province, where we saw some pretty impressive views of the Taklamakan desert, the…

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Backpacking Xinjiang: Urumqi and Heavenly Lake

Heavenly Lake

[Translate] Second stop on my Xinjiang adventure: Urumqi (乌?木?). Actually Urumqi is quite similar to many Chinese cities in some ways, and I didn’t find anything too special about it……except the fact that half of its population are of the Uygur (维?尔?) minority group. What does this mean? Essentially, it’s…

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Backpacking Xinjiang: The Tian Shan Mountains

Tian Shan

[Translate] I recently returned from a 3 week jaunt out in China’s westernmost province: Xinjiang. This place has been sort of a holy grail of sorts for me, a place I’ve always heard so much about but never had a chance to go due to it’s distance from the east…

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