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Why the Chinese are batty about bats and westerners are not.

The Chinese are not spooked by bats, in fact they really rather like them. Bats feature prominently in Chinese art, embroidered on silk robes for an Emperor, painted on porcelain, carved in lacquer ware or wood. On the landing outside … Continue reading

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Halloween and Hungry Ghosts

This evening is Halloween and many of the shops here in Beijing have been stocking some of the type of stuff that has turned All Hallow’s Eve from the ancient Celtic festival it once was, into the commercial jamboree that … Continue reading

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