Wind, Caught in a Net
notes from beijing
Friday, May 28, 2010
I had a funny exchange with one of my students a couple of days ago. We were working though an elementary dialogue in John Traupman's ex...
Friday, November 6, 2009
Another Year to Heaven
Last Friday I visited a small museum dedicated to the life and work of Xu Beihong 徐悲鸿 (1895-1953) , the first president of the PRC's Ce...
Thursday, June 4, 2009
"The Wit of Eternity"
For twenty years, I have had nothing to say about Tiananmen Square. I still have nothing, really. Just a very short story and a translation....
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
While I was out running errands this morning, I saw a mother leading a toddler by the hand. The two of them were headed in my direction. As ...
Friday, April 17, 2009
Last week we had a record heat wave. It was 80 degrees Farenheit and we were barely into the second week of April. The air managed to be bot...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Spring is here. Forsythia spatters the parks and gardens with speckles of bright yellow. Cherries have begun to bloom, both the pale pink an...
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Early this morning, I woke up with a strange sensation. I felt hushed and expectant, almost as if I were in a church. The air outside my win...
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