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The Love Story of a Chinese Century: Sanmao and Hexi

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Hardly a Nanjinger does not know the tragic love story of Sanmao and Hexi. The Chinese writer, who partly grew up in Nanjing, would have been 71 this month. Local students are currently bringing her story to the stage. The cosmopolitan author went by a number of names; her parents…

The Dragon Boat Festival 端午节 (duānwǔjié)

{xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}his festival is old. Really old. This festival predates The Great Wall, The Terra Cotta Warriors, and the Forbidden City. During the Warring States Period, a poet by the name of Qu Yuan served as a minister in the Kingdom of Chu. When the King of Chu allied himself with…
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