China

Our faces meet over the ages

Our faces meet over the ages

Author Cecilia Lindqvist (CHINA, Empire of Living Symbols) has this photograph from excavations at a research station in Xiaotun hanging on her wall were she works.  This Death Mask of a slave or page who followed his master into death is seen by her each day.  She states: “Our faces meet over the ages”.  Much […]


Modern Beijing

Modern Beijing

Beijing architecture is not all Ming dynasty and hugely impressive squares.   Modern structures abound in the numerous shopping precincts around the city.  This one incorporates China’s first Apple store. The staff are  wonderfully welcoming, mostly knowledgeable and brimming with enthusiasm.  Sadly the available to purchase product line lags between 6-12 months behind New York, […]


China National Theatre – Beijing

China National Theatre - Beijing

oOn an overcast Beijing day while the crowds are distracted by ongoing preparations for National Day October 1st. 2009 in nearby Tiananmen the National Theatre somehow looks even more  impressive than usual.


Beijing, Chongwenmen Ma Mian

Beijing, Chongwenmen Ma Mian

Duan Tai (Ma Mian) buttress recreated from original stone once part of Beijing city walls situated at Chongwenmen. Beijing October 2009


Beijing hutong celebrates

Beijing hutong celebrates

Residents in a Beijing hutong fly the flag for National Day 2009.


Wageningen bound students

Wageningen bound students

Points mean prizes

Points mean prizes

Wang Bo and Zhao Xing: worthy joint winners of a Van Hall Larenstein award to Yunnan Agricultural University students in celebration of YAUs 70th. Birthday celebrations.  Both students will leave for the Netherlands in August where they will study International Horticulture and Marketing for two years.


Ancestors (2)

Ancestors (2)

A quiet moment at the graveside of ancestors.  This picture was taken during Spring Festival in XinYi, Guizhou. This weekend each year families will again tend the tombs of ancestors  for QingMing (tomb sweeping) festival.


Always some good news somewhere.

Always some good news somewhere.

Once upon a time in far away England, a student from the east of China arrived to study Business and Finance.  His English was, let’s say ‘below the required level’, and the university frowned.  The ever tenacious student shrugged off the assessment and reduced the mountain he had to climb to the size of an […]


Executive vice governor Luo Zhengfu

Executive vice governor Luo Zhengfu