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From Telex to Text Message

by Ingrid Lombardo As a student in Beijing in 1983, Elvira Hammond’s primary communication with home was by letter. All mail, coming and going, was opened and read by the Chinese post office. Hammond once received a mix tape in...

/ January 1, 2012

Ping Pong Diplomacy Lives On

by Paula M. MillerThis year marks the fortieth anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy (PPD)—a sports and cultural exchange launched when a small group of US table tennis players, on invitation from Beijing, visited China after the 1971 World Table Tennis...

/ July 1, 2011

Music: The Universal Language

by Alan MichelsMusic is a burgeoning industry in China, with foreign music organizations paying increasing attention to the world’s largest population. The trend is also true for classical musicians. As interest in classical music wanes in the United States and...

/ April 1, 2011

Global Magic

Watching a new Harry Potter film in Shanghai is as exciting as watching it back home.by Bianca PotrykusThough I can turn into a coach potato after a long day at work, nothing gets me off the sofa and out the...

/ January 1, 2011

The World Expo Comes to Shanghai

by Sheng LuCan you imagine arriving at a fair at 6:30 am in mid-summer and seeing hundreds of thousands of visitors already lined up at the entrance, anxiously waiting for the gates to open at 9:30 am? And would you...

/ September 1, 2010

Terra Cotta Soldiers Roll into Washington

A behind-the-scenes look at transporting artifactsby Paula M. MillerAfter touring museums in California, Georgia, and Texas, an exhibition of 2,000-year-old terra cotta warriors from the tomb of China’s first emperor arrived at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC, in...

/ January 1, 2010

Beijingers’ Views of Americans

by Isaac Stone Fish Though it is difficult to generalize about Beijing’s roughly 17 million residents, in the seven years I’ve been traveling to and from China, I have noticed similarities in the way Beijingers discuss international relations with strangers...

/ May 1, 2009