Hefei out of nowhere

In the 1930’s, Hefei had become a backwater regional town in central Anhui with about 30,000 residents. It was distanced from the bustle of Shanghai just 500 km away, and distanced in time from its importance as a barrier in wars between the north and the south over many dynasties Read more…

Peking ducks in Beijing

Searching for Peking ducks starts with a short walk from Tiananmen Square to the central commercial district of Beijing and to the traditional eating street. On that walk we pass a number of seemingly elegant restaurants including a Muslim restaurant owned by Dong, An Old Dong restaurant, and a DaDong Read more…

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