Tag Archive: history

Family visit IV: Nanjing

After Beijing, Jinan and Qufu, our next stop was Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province. In Nanjing we experienced crazy weather: the first day was unbearably hot and humid, and the second day… Continue reading

Books with a China theme (2016 list)

Last year I wrote a post about the books related to China that I had read in 2015. I decided that this should become an annual habit! So this is my list for… Continue reading

Death by a thousand cuts

I’m reading a book about Chinese history called The Search for Modern China. It starts at the end of the Ming dynasty (17th century) and it ends in 1990, more or less. I… Continue reading

Book review: The Moon in the Palace

I love historical fiction. Within this genre, my favourite books are those in which the author does an exceptional researching job and after reading them you go to the Wikipedia page of the… Continue reading

Recent books… with a China theme

Since last month I don’t have an apartment in Shanghai anymore but I still work there. How do I do it? Well, I take the train from Suzhou every morning, and every evening… Continue reading

Weekend trip to Luoyang

Last weekend we made a short visit to Luoyang, in Henan province. We took the train from Suzhou (17 hours) on Friday and arrived there on Saturday morning. Luoyang was the capital of… Continue reading