ChinaThe People’s Republic of China is a vast Asian country with the world’s largest population. It borders 14 nations – Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Mongolia and North Korea. Chinese civilization is about 8,000 years old and has endured through millennia of tumultuous upheaval and revolutions, periods of golden ages and anarchy alike. Beer brewing, clocks, tea, silk, steel, gun powder, fireworks, porcelain, moveable type, paper and compasses are all Chinese inventions.

Image accompanying the story of a young Xhosa woman from South Africa visiting Hainan, China, who ponders the wisdom of predictions from the Zodiac about love
Zodiacs and Rings
Andiswa Onke Maqutu   “You are dragon….you work hard for relationship with snake. You better with pig,” Siyan told me. Her voice was stern and I knew she believed what...
The Potion of Lao-Tsze
  And there the body lay, age after age, Mute, breathing, beating, warm, and undecaying, Like one asleep in a green hermitage, With gentle sleep about its eyelids playing, And...
The Two Scholars
The Two Scholars
Once upon a time there were two scholars. One was named Liu Tschen and the other Yuan Dschau. Both were young and handsome. One spring day they went together into...