Wan Lik Hang

Isabella Bird

In a recent post, we previewed articles about two journeys undertaken almost 100 years apart, travelling the Yangtse river.   Over the next few weeks, we shall take a closer look at these expeditions up...

Die young – as late as possible

In my library I have six books about how to age happily and successfully.  (In case you think I am obsessed with that subject, I have over 100 books about China!)  The writers are younger than me –...

The Yangtse – Part one

For the next three posts, we shall set aside the murky world of politics and national supremacy.   Instead, I shall tell two stories about remarkable people who explored China’s most famous river, the...

Tales of the Silk Roads

We have posted two articles about the Silk Roads (THE SILK ROADS. PART 1 and THE NEW SILK ROADS) and one about China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In this post, we look at some of the artifacts and...

Isabella Bird

In a recent post, we previewed articles about two journeys undertaken almost 100 years apart, travelling the Yangtse river.   Over the next few weeks, we shall take a closer look at these expeditions up China’s most...