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Book Review: ‘Ost trifft West · East meets West · 东西相遇R...

'Ost trifft West · East meets West · 东西相遇', by Fang Liu 刘扬, published by Hermann Schmidt Verlag Mainz, 2013, 9th Print, ISBN 978-3874397339A... Read more

West meets East in Music

We may never know what sounds and melodies the Greeks and Romans invented, nor what rhythms persuaded them to get up and dance. There are wr... Read more

Chopsticks – The ‘When’ and The ‘How’

When visiting a Chinese restaurant, it would be inconceivable not to use the proper eating implements, the ubiquitous chopsticks. But ther... Read more

Answer to Sugar lies in China?

In recent years, research has shown that the biggest epidemic facing us today is obesity, caused by excessive consumption of sugar and cor... Read more
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A Roman Legacy in China?

Whenever one mentions the Silk Road, images are conjured up of caravans travelling across the central Asian plains carrying silk and other g... Read more

Dave’s Finest Hour – An incident on the NZCFS Diverse Chin...

There is a well-known law of nature, called Murphy’s Law, which dictates that if anything can go wrong on a venture, it usually does.   Occa... Read more

Rhubarb – Humble Vege or Imperial Medicine?

‘A plant beloved by emperors and bartered for among nations’ - not quite the epithet you would associate with the lowly rhubarb, but that ha... Read more

Tibet – Myth and Reality: A brief history of Tibet before...

This article, by American historian Foster Stockwell, gives his view of the history of Tibet from the 13th Century to 2004, and is quite eye... Read more

A first experience of visiting a Chinese farmhouse of Fujian Pr...

China in July, 2012, had been exhausting, and for nearly two weeks we had endured temperatures of 35deg.C on a regular basis and I was hea... Read more

The Woodcarvers of Fuzhou, Fujian Province, in China

We almost missed the workshop, passing by on a warm summer’s day as we strolled in the afternoon sun.  Then we saw in the dull light a mos... Read more

Volunteer Teaching in China (VICTour) – an initial tour, O...

The following are two reports on the first VICTour, which took place in October 2011, with the assistance and support of the National Chines... Read more

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