DragonBone Rice Terraces Longsheng
The Great Wall We were shoulder to shoulder at The Great Wall on a very sunny Sunday.
GiGong Lesson with a Master in Temple of Heaven Park
along with entertainers, dancers and musicians
BEIJING Wide Streets Tower upon tower Everywhee tearing down and building
non chalant buildings 200,000 Milionaires No welfare state here
Crowds of Chinese Tourists everywhere
Residing in the Hutong gave us yet another sense of Beijing.
FRENCH CONCESSION SHANGHAI
Bike with Fabric
On the road from Lijiang to Dali we stopped
at a Bao Festival, where the women dressed me in their
native costume. Clothes hound that I am, this became one of
my treasured experiences.
The Square in Lijiang
Walter in a Yao WeddingCeremony
FAVORITE SHANGHAI RESTAURANT DIN TAI FUNG
A CHINA still in my bones and on my mind.
Beijing; Tien Anmen Square, 798 Art District, Lama Temple, Beijing AirPort(*****)
Xian; Terra Cotta Warriers Moslem Temple
Guilin Longsheng; Li River Cruise Dragon Bone Rice Terraces Li An Lodge Yao Minority
Shanghai: French Concession, Jewish Heritage Tour, Shanghai Museum, The Bund, Art District
Dali: Old Road to Dali, Bai People, Shibaoshan Caves
Delights: Foot Massages, Vibrant contemporary Art, Morning Glory Greens,Shanghai Dumplings
My interest in Chinese Herbs and Qigong came first and brought me to China. The experience was one of enlightenment and amazement in many ways. China is fascinating and intriguing..politically, socially and culturally
Visually I became enamored with the stone work and rockery, the traditional landscape paintings in the Shanghai Museum, variations on the color Red, incredible embroidered work in the flea markets and the energies and compelling graphics of the Contemporary Art World.
Books, videos and blogs
Peter Hessler: Oracle Bones River Town
Simon Winchester The River at the Center of the World
DOCUMENTARIES by Susan Williams
THREE PART Documentary CHINA: A Century of Revolution
Original PBS Series 10 years ago Available on Netflix
The latest Young & Restless in China can be found at
Various Letters from China in The New Yorker
Out of the Way
An amazing blog by a young Chinese woman