Does anyone know of any good modern books about China? Nonficiton preferably, along the lines of Maximum Bombay, but for Beijing or Shanghai? Stuff that reveals the nature of the place as it undergoes rapid change...
posted by jgballard
on Mar 13, 2006 -
Idletimeprojectfilter: What do you think a computer-clueless jerk like me would need to know to build a used DVD trading/selling site? [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Feb 18, 2006 -
What search engine should I use instead of Google to protest their agreement to provide a censored product for China? [more inside]
posted by alms
on Feb 13, 2006 -
Your suggestions for China news sites in English (Chinese equivalents of Al-Jazeera, CNN, BBC, etc) and/or any other good sources of China news? [more inside]
posted by Voyageman
on Jan 30, 2006 -
In this photo
, does anybody know what these bicycle riders are transporting in the giant sausages? Does the Russian caption (which I don't read) explain it?
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts
on Jan 24, 2006 -
I'm a high school senior trying to plan the next few years of my life. I'll definitely take a year off before college, but everything else is still up in the air. [more inside]
posted by jbb7
on Jan 14, 2006 -
Chinese wedding gift customs: A close friend of mine is from mainland China, and she recently got married to a guy from England. I'd like to buy them a very nice wedding gift. Are there any Chinese customs that I should be aware of? Are certain gifts traditional? Should I stay away from certain colors? [more inside]
posted by gd779
on Dec 15, 2005 -
What is the best area of the Great Wall of China to see, with one full day to devote to the trip? [more inside]
posted by evadery
on Dec 5, 2005 -
I'm looking to break into paypertex/call SMS and/or phone services in untapped markets like China and Saudi Arabia, and need some suggestions for SMS or phone billing systems that will give me a platform accessable by citizens in these countries. Any suggestions?
posted by DecemberRaine
on Nov 24, 2005 -
Please help me determine the name and location of the best Western-style hospital in Hong Kong. I'm also looking for any other tips you can offer to someone seeking medical care there. [more inside]
posted by killdevil
on Nov 13, 2005 -
What are the best blogs dealing with East Asian politics, specifically China, the Koreas and Japan? Bonus if commentary about US foreign policy toward these nations is included.
posted by dead_
on Nov 7, 2005 -
I have been asked to move to Tainan, Taiwan for one year to teach English and take a few Chinese classes. Is this a smart idea, safe place... [I have a few more questions inside]. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi
on Aug 25, 2005 -
China is scaring me. Specifically, the possibility that they'll make a play for Taiwan, the US will come to Taiwan's defense, and World War III (IV? V?) will break out. Are there good reasons this is unlikely?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Jul 20, 2005 -
I am looking for old cartoon images or animation footage of characters "digging a hole to china"? Year made, studio, and episode titles would be great but any info will help.
posted by iwouldificould
on Jul 10, 2005 -
My sister will be spending 4 weeks in rural China (in the same province as Shanghai) teaching English. [more inside]
posted by gsteff
on Jul 5, 2005 -
How would I, as an individual investor, take advantage of the revaluation of the Chinese Renminbi? [more inside]
posted by rkent
on Jun 30, 2005 -
Is there such a thing as a range-powered, detachable stove-top oven that can work with gas ranges? If not is it feasible to make one? [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Jun 23, 2005 -
am watching the outbreak of bird flu in western China with great apprehension. Where can I get reliable translation of a Chinese-language webpage to english? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo
on Jun 1, 2005 -
Chinese culture question: My friend from work is moving to Canada soon, and I would love to give her a good going-away present... [+] [more inside]
posted by ibeji
on Jun 1, 2005 -
Much to my surprise, I have been given a visa to visit ol' zhongguo (china) for a few months (i'll be doing research on minorities).
I would like to be able to surf the net anonymously but I'm a bit of a nOOb when it comes to proxy servers and what not. I remember seeing a similar question on slashdot but answers said things like "Just ssh into ..." I know what ssh is, etc. but i'm not sure how to use a proxy through ssh. can anyone give me some basic instructions?
I would appreciate help. Comments like "Don't go to China if you don't want to obey their rules!!!" or whatever are less appreciated.
posted by hurting.the.feelings.of.thechinesepeople
on May 25, 2005 -
Will be traveling in Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenzhen, and Beijing about a week from now. Any recommendations on where to find decent mandolins and guitars at good prices?
posted by ZenMasterThis
on May 4, 2005 -
I'm interested in going to China next summer (summer 2006), and have been looking for language school/summer programs. [more inside]
posted by jare2003
on May 2, 2005 -
I've got some Chinese paintings from my late grandfather, and I'm having trouble finding more information about them. Here's what he had to say about them
(image, transcript inside) and here's a scan I made of one of them
(image). I don't know enough about this subject to make educated guesses, and the information from my grandfather is either inaccurate or just a dead-end. So basically, I'd like to know anything that you know about this. I'd be happy to scan more of the prints as well if someone needs additional information. [more inside]
posted by j.edwards
on Apr 19, 2005 -
I have a friend coming in from China in a few weeks and they offered to get me anything I wanted (cheap of course). But I'm stumped, what is really good that is made from China that I can ask for?
posted by Napierzaza
on Apr 16, 2005 -
I am looking for a book that explains the history of how the Western Chinese regions of Xinjiang and Tibet came to be viewed as part of China and the process of their annexation. Any Chinese history mefites out there? [more inside]
posted by scazza
on Apr 12, 2005 -
I have to give a short presentation today in my Chinese Lit. class on the cultural revolution (i.e. approx. '66-'69, the upsurge by students and workers against the Chinese Communist Party, initiated by Mao) and, aside from such sources as Wikipedia, etc, was wondering if anyone had any interesting points to make about it, or revealing links, sources, etc, that would aid me in my presentation. My teacher lived in China around this time, so anything from a unique perspective would be appreciated by both her and I. Thanks!
posted by jruckman
on Apr 7, 2005 -
Anyone know of useful resources regarding travel to/in Xinjiang Province, China? [more inside]
posted by numble
on Mar 11, 2005 -
Through rather fortuitous circumstances, it seems I have about a year and a half to do nothing but travel. How can I make money while doing this? [the inside is filled with more] [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa
on Jan 30, 2005 -
OnlinePharmacyFilter: I am interested in buying a certain pharmaceutical for my own off-label use (which is known to be safe and effective). I would rather not deal with a doctor to obtain a prescription -- I don't at the moment have a primary care provider I trust -- and this drug appears to be readily available at any number of Web pharmacies, with few questions asked. Does anyone have experience with online drug sellers? Are these vendors reliable at all? I am skeptical, of course, and do wonder whether I'll end up with a bottle of sugar pills, or worse. (I saw a recent news report, on 60 Minutes, I think, about the global market in fake products, including brand name drugs, in which a fugazy Viagra pill made in China was shown to be indistinguishable from the real thing.) (On the other hand, CVS-bought, doctor-prescribed brand name drugs are not necessarily to be trusted either. And Vioxx is, I'm sure, just the tip of that industry iceberg. Nonetheless...) Am I crazy to buy drugs on the Web?
(Heck, it sue has been a long time since High School, when it never would have occurred to me to ask what was in the drugs I was taking, where they were from, or if they were "safe" or "pure"...)
posted by jellybuzz
on Nov 19, 2004 -
I'm looking for information about importing products to the US from China. Specifically, I'm trying to turn this concept
into a reality. I have sussed out local business licensing requirements , have legal representation, and have found a manufacturing company who can provide the product. Specifically, I'm interested in either (a) finding a domestic manufacturer or (b) getting advice on the best way to navigate US import rules & regulations and/or identify an import agent I can trust.
posted by donovan
on Oct 13, 2004 -
Physicists and Environmentalists : what's the downside to this
? Is there one (other than the disposal of depleted pebbles)? Seems pretty hope-making to me, layman that I am.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Sep 16, 2004 -
On which Chinese website should I advertise? Average Chinese websites are thought to have at least ten times bigger audience, but maybe their advertising prices are not very different. So does anyone have any idea about the most popular Chinese websites and their ad prices?
posted by hoder
on Jun 14, 2004 -
Economics question. Why is it problematic for a country like China to peg its currency to the dollar?
posted by ph00dz
on May 5, 2004 -
Does anyone here read Chinese? How can I find more Photoshopping from the guy who made this
posted by oissubke
on Jan 19, 2004 -
I have been giving some thought to moving from Australia to Hong Kong for a while (6 months +). What tips would you give to a newcomer to the area - from finding a place to live onwards? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by backOfYourMind
on Jan 6, 2004 -
My husband had had some Villeroy and Boch Foxwood Tales china that he bought for his ex-wife (although she never liked it). I never liked having it because 1. it's a constant reminder of the ex, and 2. even if it weren't, it's just really not my style anyway (both this particular china and the idea of china in general). He's decided he wants to get rid of it, and we are thinking we'll sell it on Ebay. But we've never sold before, do people have some tips for us? Is there a better way to sell it than Ebay?
posted by Shoeburyness
on Dec 31, 2003 -