Blog Tag - History
Beijing may have a reputation for filthy, dreary grey skies, but by spring things are different.
China was never closed to the world.
Artifacts from the city's famous Ming tombs have been missing for up to a year's time without being acknowledged by local authorities, causing con
Jane Su, a Wisconsin-native, made the move to China long before it was cool.
Has there ever been a blander name for a holiday than “Spring Festival”? What the hell does it even mean? It’s held in the middle of winter.
Lunar New Year in Beijing: Dumplings, bad TV, a heady mix of alcohol and cheap explosives, and, of course, temple fairs.
Some people will do anything for a free meal, even if that means waiting in line outside in Beijing in the middle of January for nothing more than
The Forbidden City is known for its overwhelming crowds during peak periods. Last year, visitors to Beijing’s famous Palace Museum...
While Beijingers claim a history dating back to 1045 BC, it would be more accurate to say that the past 3,000 years have seen a number of cities r
Over 75 percent of historic residences in Beijing fail to meet preservation standards, t
Construction workers building Beijing’s future have instead stumbled onto a bit of the city’s past.
Is it possible that even in the neon canyons of Xidan, spirits of Beijing's imperial past still lurk?
The Forbidden City is home to some of Beijing’s oldest and best preserved imperial architecture, but it also features some god awful structures of
Far removed from Beijing's teeming tourist hot spots and fenced in by the monotonous apartment blocks encircling the Second Ring Road or the disap