When author Gao Xingjian received a false diagnosis of lung cancer in the 1980s, he embarked on a soul-searching trek to southwestern China. His journey became the basis of the semiautobiographical “Soul Mountain,” which won the Nobel literature prize in 2000. Continue reading
The cold weather calls for hot, soupy noodles. With a willing friend, we tried out two of Boston’s ramen places, Uni and Sapporo. Continue reading
On my trip to China this summer my wife and I decided to visit some of the remoter natural wonders in the mountains ofSichuan. I had always wanted to visit this region ever since I first went to China eighteen years ago, but I never got the chance. This trip however, we finally went to the edge of the Himalayas in a journey that led us from the mountains of Greater Tibet to the East China Sea. Continue reading
Living in the heart of an African village granted me an exclusive opportunity to experience the unique way of life and cultural traditions of locals, as well as view family structure and relationships with a new lens. Continue reading
NEW YORK, May 8, 2012 — The Ford Foundation today announced a $1 million contribution to support the creation of a nonprofit initiative to help increase the number of American university students who spend some portion of their academic years in China.
LONDON, ENGLAND Yes, this choice is a little bit cliché but with the summer Olympic Games just around the corner, why wouldn’t you spend some time in London this year? No other city in the world provides the traveler with such a blend of history and modernity, and while you can visit some of the most-renowned museums on the planet in London, you can also spend your time looking at the national monuments scattered around the city. Want an affordable way to see the city of London in a completely different light? Why not take a ride in the London … Continue reading