I purchased a few pieces of vintage reataurantware that came from a restaurant called, "The Dwarf," The body of the the vitreous china is white and the rim is decorated with a green airbrished, stenciled oak leaf design. Inside the rim of the plate, cup and on the saucer are a dwarf wearing what looks to be an acorn hat. He's facing right and is dressed in maroon and green. Beneath him are the words, "The Dwarf." There is some speculation that The Dwarf was the original Chik-Fil-A. May not be the case. Any information about the restaurant will be much appreciated! [more inside]
I want to go off to seek my fortune -- how do I do it? [more inside]
WeatherFilter: Help us time our trip! Online resources I've seen haven't been consistent about the weather in Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Phuket in late October/early November. Will we be OK? [more inside]
Which bank account in China can I open that will give me a visa debit card? [more inside]
International women's soccer tournament in Haikou, Hainan, China, in December 2011 -- is it for real? Can Mefites find any more information about it? (Organizing body? Contact info? More precise data on how it's organized, dates, participants, venues? Etc.) [more inside]
A friend of mine is moving to China in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anybody has any up to date information on getting around the great firewall with a VPN service? [more inside]
Is there a commonly available equivalent of Nyquil in China? Something with same or similar active ingredients available at any of the huge local pharmacies.
How can I help someone on the run from the Chinese mafia for something a family member did? [more inside]
Can somebody explain the current conservative talking point "China Has Divested 97% of Its Holdings In U.S. Treasury Bills" to me? Is this simply false, or is it creative statistics, or what? [more inside]
I live in Australia, and have noticed lot of the students I study with who are from somewhere in East Asia will adopt a Western name while they're over here, presumably to make things easier for thick-tongued Anglos. I'm curious about how these names are selected. [more inside]
How do I find a Chinese Release form? Chinese-Language video resources needed... [more inside]
Travel tips/hacks for long international flights to China? Travel pillow and video recorder recommendations? [more inside]
I'm from the US and I've gotten into a degree seeking program at a university in China. Student loans from the US, whether private or otherwise, are not available. Does anyone know how to get loans for studying in China as a foreign citizen? [more inside]
Looking for an article with photos where a town in China moved itself to a new location. [more inside]
What comics are popular in China right now? [more inside]
I am traveling solo around northeast and central China for the next two months and would love your advice and sightseeing suggestions! [more inside]
How does a RMB 650k salary in a large Chinese city like Beijing or Shanghai compare to a $100k salary in San Francisco, California?
Any ideas for finding a lost Chinese friend? [more inside]
I have a short weekend (Fri night to Sun morning) off in Shanghai during a work trip, and I'm looking for an activity - even a day trip to Beijing or the Great Wall. I'd appreciate suggestions and/or advice. [more inside]
Hey Theater People!!! How do I run backstage wardrobe for a show in China??? [more inside]
Ai WeiWei, the dissident and artist, is under arrest for suspected economic crimes what the hell does that mean? what is it code for?
I am living in a Chinese city for a month. What are some interesting things I can learn or do while here that I can't elsewhere? [more inside]
What is the best way to learn written Chinese? [more inside]
Help identify this Chinese "demon" wooden sculpture. [more inside]
What are some resources for finding jobs in Beijing, China? [more inside]
Let's say, theoretically, I am trying to provide a large quantity of children's books to a school in rural China. Is there a reputable retailer / way of purchasing a large quantity of cheap/used children's books, written in the English language, within mainland China? Or would it be more feasible/cheaper to deliver such books over from another country? In the "other country" scenario, we can can think about either (1) where the books themselves have been donated, and so we are primarily worried about shipping, or (2) where we still have to purchase the books. [more inside]
ChinaFilter: How to best get from Shanghai to Wuhan by train and is it a good idea to travel around China during first week of May? [more inside]
Hi Mefis, This is an open-ended question about taking a long trip to China. My boyfriend and I will be spending about six weeks traveling throughout China from early March through mid April... [more inside]
I'm looking for the name of a book I read back in the late 60's or early 70's. It was an illustrated, I'd almost say sequential art (that'd be comics to you and me...) book all about the Chinese Communist revolution. [more inside]
Is there a good overview or history of China to read? Or a few books together to read on the various eras of Chinese history? It's one of the areas of the world that I know surprisingly little about but really should. Ideally, I would love to find some books that are available for Kindle. This prior AskMefi question targeted Early Chinese History. I'd also like some suggestions on 19th and 20th century Chinese history and the Communist revolution, in particular, too.
Another gift-filter: our friend is moving back to China! [more inside]
I take Clenil Modulite (Beclometasone dipropionate, a daily steroid) and Ventolin (Salbutamol, as needed) for my asthma, in inhaler form. I'm visiting Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia in the course of a backpacking trip starting next month. I want to take these medicines with me, but am finding it hard to find info about restricted drugs in these countries. Can you help? [more inside]
What are ways I can make sure I don't gain weight while not going to gym over a 2-week period? [more inside]
How do I buy shares of a public company on the Hong Kong stock market? [more inside]
Recommend places to shop for cheap import electronics in Seattle. Think knockoff ipads, android tablets, unlocked smartphones, and other geeky gadgets straight off the boat from China...The kinda stuff you can get at sites like www.chinavasion.com
I am going to China for 4 weeks. How to access Facebook while there? [more inside]
I'm having dinner with some friends tonight, one of whom is convinced China is the next great evil superpower. However, he is open to debate so what are some concrete arguments I can use to shut him down? [more inside]
What kind of nuts are these? [more inside]
Where can I find information regarding property and purchasing within White Horse Village - Wuxi county in China? [more inside]
What books should I read to start becoming educated about China's gulags, keeping in mind my hazy goal of "doing something about it" someday?
Do my visa plans for Asia make sense? Thoughts and advice greatly appreciated. [more inside]
What touristy things can be done in Shanghai and Beijing in January? [more inside]
Help me find the name of a noodle dish I had in China [more inside]
Help me identify this style of chinese tea. [more inside]
I'm setting up a website with WordPress. I'd like to offer site visitors the chance to pay for premium content. The site is aimed mainly at people in East Asia (mainly China). Do you know any systems which would accept payments in Chinese currency? Also, any thoughts on how accepting Chinese internet users would be to the idea of paying for digital content online?
what does this mean - its a flight from ewr (newark) to pek (beijing). I'lll be taking this flight in a few weeks and want to know where I"m going. GREKI V419 JUDDS CAM PLB YUL 5000N 07400W 5500N 07200W YAS 6500N 06800W 7000N 06500W 7500N 06200W 8000N 05600W 8500N 04300W ABERI B934 BINTA B934 UNILA OKONI UREPA B934 SERNA M520 POLHO G218 TMR B458 TZH A596 KM OB
I have 8 hours in Beijing. What should I do? [more inside]
I have a set of enamel/china tea cups, the sort you see in Chinese restaurants. I want to paint them gold (or make them gold in some way). What sort of paint/covering/etc would I use?
While reading about how people tend to care less about deaths that do not directly impact them, I came across a quote that I'm hoping someone here would recognize. I can only remember the basic idea of the quote. It is presented to a European audience, I think sometimes in the last century or two, but not in our recent era, as follows: If all of China were swallowed up whole, Europeans would go on with life without much change. This is all I can remember.
We're now on our China trip (thanks for the tips in our last question,), and are looking for specific suggestions on things to do in the Guilin area that weren't covered there. Extra points for off-the-beaten-path suggestions. We're definitely interested in beginner to intermediate hikes, bike rides, and boating. We also would love to see more rural sites, and the most spectacular scenery possible, but have been having trouble finding specific info on the area.