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Fenghuang Middle Schools

We visited two middle schools on the Saturday of our weekend visit to Fenghuang.  About 80% of these children stayed on the school grounds and there was a holiday in the following week, so the classes were extended through the weekend to allow the students to visit their families during the upcoming holiday.  It was […]read more...

Posted on 26 July 2010 | 7:31 am

Non-Pitched Melody

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Posted on 21 July 2010 | 7:22 pm

Fenghuang

There are more than 56 government-recognized minority groups in China.  (The majority of the people in China fall into the Han ethnic group.)  In this part of the Hunan province, there are a large number of people of the Miao minority culture.  The first thing I noticed out of the window of our bus was […]read more...

Posted on 19 July 2010 | 7:27 pm

Good Cop, Grace Cop.

We were on our way to a fairly remote Chinese village in Western Hunan province.  I’ll write more about that tomorrow, but here’s an anecdote from the bus ride: Our bus was stopped by a “routine” checkpoint on the Chinese equivalent of an Interstate Highway.  Upon inspection, the police decided that our driver didn’t have […]read more...

Posted on 19 July 2010 | 12:23 am

Here I am.

Check out this map of where I am! I’m north of India for the first time in my life! Longer posts still on their way, I promise… Bonus Linkread more...

Posted on 2 July 2010 | 12:45 am



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