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A farewell to Rao Pingru, author of Our Story
A farewell to Rao Pingru, author of Our Story

“I’m reading manuscripts while Meitang is teaching a song to our granddaughter” (above), “My first glimpse o…

Hanshan: A hermit-poet from Cold Mountain
Hanshan: A hermit-poet from Cold Mountain

A detail from “Hanshan and Shide” (known in Japan as Kanzan and Jittoku) by the Japanese painter Hashimoto Gahō (1835…

Guangzhou’s grand history as port on Maritime Silk Road
Guangzhou’s grand history as port on Maritime Silk R…

The port of Canton trading with foreign merchants in the middle of the Qing Dynasty Photo: William Daniel/NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM …

A lingering taste of Chinese calligraphy
A lingering taste of Chinese calligraphy

The “Lanting Xu” (“Preface to the Poems Collected from the Orchid Pavilion”) by Wang Xizhi (303–361)…

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