Cute Panda’s

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So are you guys actually working on something?

Yes, we did come here for reasons other than the panda population. We are doing a survey archaeological project in Pi Xian (Pi County) in Sichuan province. Chengdu is the

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A Chinese cracker of a Christmas for Nicholas G. Boyce

It’s been a while and dial or three of rice cakes that I’ve written here, much has happened and could be written but only now does it feel right to

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Panda breeding center in Chengdu

Aujourd’hui, nous sommes allés visiter le centre de recherche et d’élevage des pandas géants de Chengdu. Nous avons donc décollé (en taxi) de chez moi aux environs de 7h45 afin

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The Giant Panda

Well, we managed to find a Mexican – Peter’s Tex Mex may be the only one in the whole of Chengdu, but it was certainly very nice (for pudding we

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Panda-monium!

Day 4 I’m not going to sugar-coat it. Today was definitely the low point of our trip. When you have three travelers, all with different agendas, things are bound to

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First Impressions of China…

The flight from LA was one of the more comfortable flights I’ve taken. Luckily many people aren’t heading this direction so I had a row to myself to do as

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A note on Chinese Etiquette

Confucius talked a lot about the “cultivated man”. Education, music, poetry, correct moral attitudes, and proper filial piety all figured into his ideal human being. He went to great lengths

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Two weeks of teaching and dinner…

My first two weeks of teaching have been a blast. The first week was filled with meet n’ greets, which take little to no planning, so that week was a

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