Tag Archives: China

Book Review: Tun-Huang

Tun-Huang Inoue, Yasushi New York Review Book, 2010 edition After less than a week in Seattle I was unable to resist a stop in at Elliott Bay to browse,  and this book jumped into my hands… probably because I had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Naked Earth

Chang, Eileen New York Review Books, 2015 edition of 1958 original A group of young party activists descend on a small village in rural China to assist with Land Reform in the wake of the revolution.  For most it is … Continue reading

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Stations along my tea journey

I began drinking tea at some indefinable moment in my youth. Iced tea (unsweetened) was a staple beverage in our household, quite often made as “sun tea” in the warmer months by putting a 2 or 3 gallon glass jar … Continue reading

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Book Review: Puer Tea

Puer Tea Zhang, Jinghong University of Washington Press, 2013 I had heard about and occasionally tasted puer tea (also pu-erh), but I was interested in learning more about it, particularly after having had a very good one while recently in … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: The China Feeder

Recently I was in China on a business trip and happened to come across another beekeeper in the office there. He no longer had any bees of his own since he was living in an urban apartment, but he had … Continue reading

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Book Review: The China Tea Book

The China Tea Book Jialin, Luo Earthaware Editions, 2012 While in Shanghai I found myself in an international bookstore browsing the selection of books on tea in either of the languages I can read.  I found several, but none of … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Thousand slice pork

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