Tag Archives: history

Why China Will Never Rule the World: The Interview

Nine questions about China’s future with Troy Parfitt, author of “Why China Will Never Rule the World”. No punches held.

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The Murky Evolution of the Chinese Education System

Lu Xun, one of the fathers of Modern Chinese Literature, is in the process of expelled from China’s textbooks. Read inside to learn more about what’s happening.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Chengdu vs. Shanghai

I love Chengdu, but I gotta go. I took a job as copy editor in the antithesis of the ‘Du: glitzy, glamorous Shanghai. Here’s what I think about these two cities after spending 10 years in Sichuan.

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Kung Fu Family in Chengdu

Traditional Kung Fu has become a commodity in our modern world, but there are still martial arts schools out there that refuse to sell out and instead carry on the true spirit of Chinese kung fu. We here in Chengdu are lucky enough to have our very own Kung Fu Family Martial Arts School in San Sheng Xiang.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Chongqing and Chengdu

Chongqing and Chengdu are “sister cities,” but they are as dissimilar as apples and beefsteak. They have different histories, different personalities and wildly different trajectories and through it all they manage to come together over a steaming vat of hot pot.

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China’s Soul Search

The forces that have held China together during the past 100 years of turmoil, war, and upheaval are in need of an update as China searches inwards for answers.

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