Monthly Archives: February 2011

Saving Face: An adventure in rural Beijing

For the past week and a half, I’ve been traveling with my extremely patient and adaptable mother, who has kindly dealt with the minor inconvenience of the 13-plus-hour flight from the United States in order to visit me here in … Continue reading

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The Test Has Been Thwarted

Since I went to Sanya for the ViA conference at the end of January, I’ve been traveling with Kailah Weiss-Weinberg, a fellow ViA vol posted at ETTI in Shangri-La. And if you have been reading my last few (excessively long) … Continue reading

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美丽的香格里拉!

I named this post after a Tibetan-style song (pinyin: meili de xianggelila, Beautiful Shangri-La) which is currently very popular in Xining, western Sichuan, Yunnan, and pretty much anywhere else I’ve been where the government has been promoting some kind of … Continue reading

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