Girls weaving carpet. Kashgar, 1980.
[Credit : Hiroji Kubota]
A fisherman pulls his boat across an algae-filled coastline in Qingdao, Shandong province, China on June 9, 2013.
[Credit : China Daily/Reuters]
Winter in Jiuhua Shan, Anhui, China (by Konstantin Yagudin).
“On Behalf of Our Great Leader Mao, Fight Gloriously. On Behalf of the Great Socialist Bloc, Fight Gloriously,” 1970
Note: there is also just as long of a history of the changeability of gender in Chinese history.
But. Yeah. This book may be of interest to some.
China launched services Wednesday on the world’s longest high-speed rail route, the latest milestone in the country’s rapid and — sometimes troubled — super fast rail network.
The opening of the new 2,298-kilometre (1,425-mile) line between Beijing and Guangzhou means passengers will be whisked from the capital to the southern commercial hub in just eight hours, compared with the 22 hours previously required.
State broadcaster China Central Television showed the 9:00 am (0100 GMT) departure of the first train live from Beijing West Railway Station and its arrival later in Guangzhou at about 5:00 pm.
It also carried occasional live reports inside the train throughout the day, showing passengers toting cameras to apparently snap commemorative photos, as well as shots from outside as it sped through the countryside.
Another train departed Guangzhou for the capital at 10:00 am, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
The train departing Beijing travelled at an average speed of 300 kilometres per hour and made stops in four cities — Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan on the Yangtze River and Changsha before arriving in Guangzhou.
State media have reported that December 26 was chosen to start passenger service on the Beijing-Guangzhou line to commemorate the birth in 1893 of revered Chinese leader Mao Zedong.
A wall of containers and a small street restaurant. Shanghai, China, 2012. Alex Muntean
Hafted axe with dragons
ca. 1300-1200 B.C.E.
Late Shang dynasty
Early Anyang period
Bronze with turquoise inlay and jade (nephrite) blade
Did you know?
Toilet paper was invented in China in the late 1300s. It was for emperors only.
A scene from the classic book 孔雀东南飞.
Penis Seadog Pill by cowyeow on Flickr.
At a medicine shop near Temple Street. In Kowloon, Hong Kong
Frame on frame - Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai (par L F Ramos-Reyes)