February 23, 2012

The Wonder of the Xi’an Terra Cotta Soldiers

Xi’an Terra Cotta Soldiers In the ’70s, a farmer in China’s Shaanxi province dug a well and instead of hitting water, struck clay. Thousands of clay warriors, in fact, encased in an underground metropolis serving as the burial grounds for the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇). Only a portion of the tomb […]

February 10, 2012

ChinaSnap! Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan

When I’m not in the PRC, I surround myself with snapshots of travels there. Photos remind me of the adventures I’ve had, the people that touched my life, and the things I’ve learned along the way. To that end, Chinaful presents ChinaSnap! where we’ll share pictures representing every aspect of China (everything from the Great […]

February 03, 2012

Be My Classmate in Harvard’s “China: Traditions and Transformations”

{Various “xiaochi” – egg tarts, sugar-covered chestnuts, and milk buns} The goal of Chinaful is to provide small, flavorful bites of China to you every week.  In Chinese, this kind of “snack” is called 小吃, pinyin: xiaochi, translated as “small eat.”  (Xiaochi are also commonly street food, but let’s limit the analogy to “small eat.”)  My […]