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Last Days


Hmm, it’s been a while. I’m back Stateside now, through a slightly torturous route. Shanghai to Shenzhen was no trouble, and nor was speeding back to Lingnan by minibus. I picked up my stuff and met a small party in Trevor’s apartment, where I picked up my luggage and got a taxi bargained for me… […]

Arrived in Beijing


A short departure from NYU (my last post) is Beijing. My flights back over were moderately delayed but otherwise passable, a sure sign that I’ve crossed the Pacific too much (three times, but once might have been enough). I got back late on Monday night, barely made it to campus before the public transport switched […]

Dafen oil painting village


I will be a little repetitive in this entry to try to get some information into search engines, as I had a heck of a time finding any beforehand. This past Saturday I (and three tutors: Nicole, Nicholle, and Chloe) visited Dafen, a “village” in the greater Shenzhen area.  Shenzhen, for the uninitiated, is the […]

“Shenzhen embraces the world !”


There is little detail because I have to spend my time on a childish “course journal” for a final-year politics course. Grumble, grumble. As I suspected, I ended up gawking around Shenzhen on Wednesday instead of taking a bus to Yangshuo. The border fortifications between the HKSAR and the Mainland are just as imposing as […]