Chinese culture

Imperial dragon patterns

Beijing’s Vanishing Heart

This past weekend, we sat down with journalist and photographer Jojje Olsson to talk about a bit of Beijing’s heritage. _____ In 2007, Jojje Olsson came to China. He’d just won a university competition, and...
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The mystic Yellow Mountain in Anhui

Black Sesame Kitchen: unexpected insight into Chinese history

A few days ago, my colleague introduced Jen Lin-Liu as a chef, writer, and owner of the a restaurant in Beijing, Black Sesame Kitchen.  Tonight, I had the opportunity to go to Black Sesame Kitchen...
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Ethnic Minorities of China

Unveiling Peking Opera

Before I came to Beijing, I remember hearing the word “opera” and associating it with the beautiful arias of Italian singers and world-famous artists like Pavarotti. After going to the Laoshe Teahouse my whole perspective...
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