Tiananmen, Twenty Five Years Ago

Here are things of which I may not speak; There are dreams that cannot die; There are thoughts that make the strong heart weak, And bring a pallor into the cheek, And a mist before the eye. And the words of that fatal song Come over me like a chill: “A boy’s will is the […]

Charming Shanghai Neighborhoods

Above is a traditional Shanghai Longtang (a residential quarter) in the former French Concession Shanghai is my favorite city in China. I am attracted to its unique blend of European flair and Chinese characters. It is a city like few others in the world, a large metropolis, boisterous, contrasting, confident, obnoxious, and full of vibrant […]