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Red is China’s Only School Color

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For Chinese college students, joining the party does not translate into a game of beer pong. Rather, it means gaining entrance to an elite club that is largely Communist in name only. Continue reading

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Chinese Beauty Is Hardly Skin Deep

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One night while in Baoding, I was drawing a portrait of my Chinese friend Jing. Jing is a slim 19-years-old young woman with fair skin, long black hair and high cheekbones. To me she epitomized a beautiful Asian girl. I especially liked her high cheekbones and told her so. Continue reading

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Early Birds Flock to Chinese Parks

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It was not even 7 in the morning, yet the sound of high-pitched Chinese opera attracted my attention. I could see 30 middle-aged Chinese women performing a synchronized routine with red accented fans in the middle of a park before I even stepped out of the van. Continue reading

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Head Hurts; Treat Foot

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Dr. Zhang Ji Hong placed three fingers on Sheena Rubino’s wrist and told the 25-year-old American graduate student that her spleen was weak. Continue reading

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