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Early Chinese History

What are some good books about the history of China, up to say the Qing dynasty? I am particularly interested in the Warring States period up to the first empire. Extra credit for discussions of the spread of Buddhism.
posted by shothotbot on Nov 8, 2009 - 9 answers

How useful is a Chinese studies M.A.?

I'm thinking about getting an M.A. in Chinese studies. How useful a job qualification would it be if I didn't go on to get a Ph.D.? [more inside]
posted by Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh on Oct 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Work during two months

I have a friend attending school in China (studying traditional Tibetan medicine) who needs something to do in mid-December to mid-February when the campus shuts down. He can't work in China, but he would like to earn money somewhere, somehow. But how? and where? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Oct 27, 2009 - 4 answers

Are there different flu vaccines for Chinese people and roundeyes?

Asking for my sister-in-law: is the swine flu vaccine formulation given to people in China (Shanghai) the same as the US version? [more inside]
posted by Wet Spot on Oct 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Changing the world, one kiss at a time...

Cosmetic manufacturing in China. I've noted that certain regions of China specialize in different types of consumer goods manufacturing. Which city or region is ground zero for cosmetics manufacturing in China? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on Oct 26, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me trick a chinese website into thinking I live there instead Missouri

How can I get this website to think that I'm living in China ? [more inside]
posted by carefulmonkey on Oct 22, 2009 - 7 answers

How to fix my crushing jet lag?

JetLagFilter: Traveled from Beijing to New York 3 days ago, and I'm pretty sure my jet lag symptoms are getting worse, not better. How do I stop messing myself up and start improving things? [more inside]
posted by alight on Oct 17, 2009 - 14 answers

What am I eating?

A coworker brought us two boxes of sweet-ish treats from China. She doesn't know what they are either. [more inside]
posted by Jaie on Oct 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Why don't my proxies work anymore?

Why have my proxies (Privoxy and GAppProxy) suddenly quit working? I'm using an up-to-date Vista installation. [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Sep 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Looking to order not more than $100 worth of semi-tat from overseas

Can you suggest more sites like lovelyshoes.net? Rainbow totes, $7! I want to receive parcels of entertaining, extremely cheap goods. I don't mind reasonable minimums but I'm not a reseller. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Sep 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Did Deng Xiaoping say “There is oil in the Middle East there is rare earth in China”?

Deng Xiaoping 1992: “There is oil in the Middle East there is rare earth in China.” Where? Why? When? Anybody have a good reference? [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Sep 5, 2009 - 11 answers

How to get cheap flights within Asia, specifically between China and Vietnam?

How to get cheap flights within Asia, specifically between China and Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Aug 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Information on the Chinese nuclear power industry

I have to produce a report on the Chinese nuclear power industry. Are there any good resources online to get me started? The focus is mainly on links between the state and business, and risk assessment for interested parties. I can read Mandarin.
posted by tawny on Aug 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Chongqing - How is the expansion of the metro going?

Anybody in Chongqing? How is the expansion of the metro going? Especially to the Tiandi development? [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Aug 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Help my find punk rock in Beijing

Help me find punk rock in Beijing. [more inside]
posted by kinakomochi on Aug 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Single female traveling alone and staying in a youth hostel in Shanghai: fun adventure or catastrophically bad idea?

Single female traveling alone and staying in a youth hostel in Shanghai: fun adventure or catastrophically bad idea? [more inside]
posted by aquafortis on Jul 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Passport troubles

Possible passport problem while catching a connecting flight in Shanghai [more inside]
posted by Tiresias on Jul 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me negotiate a simple salary

We are talking small beans here, but it's my beans, so please hear me out... I'm an ESL teacher/tutor with 3 undergrad degrees, certification through Oxford and 5 years experience. I have been offered a job in Shanghai. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2009 - 3 answers

How to best deal with multiple Chinese suppliers?

Looking for advice regarding Chinese imports. Importing products into New Zealand from a number of suppliers - is there a service that would act as an intermediary for me? [more inside]
posted by mhjb on Jul 27, 2009 - 3 answers

Instruments in Beijing

Where in Beijing can I buy music instruments? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Jul 26, 2009 - 2 answers

Looking for Edumacation.

ChinaFilter: I'm interested in learning more about the corporate structure and environment inside China's state-owned energy enterprises. What should I look at/for? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Jul 20, 2009 - 3 answers

What are the best places to talk about China online in English?

What are the best places to talk about China online in English? [more inside]
posted by Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh on Jul 16, 2009 - 2 answers

Travelling during National Week in China

I've got a six week sabbatical break from my job coming up, beginning in mid September. My plan is to fly to Hong Kong, and then spend some time travelling around Yunnan and Sichuan. I will be in China during the National Week holiday, which I gather is kind of a big deal in terms of hotels, planes, trains etc. Does anyone have any advice/tips on how to deal with it? Is it even going to be a problem, or will I just notice touristy places getting a little busier?
posted by Sifter on Jul 15, 2009 - 5 answers

What should I do and eat in Beijing for 36 hours?

TravelFilter: I have 36 hours in Beijing. What should I see (serious amateur photog) and where should I eat (dim-sum preferable.) Bonus: Good hotels with Internet access. Any help or suggestions appreciated!
posted by damiano99 on Jul 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Blue and red roofs in Beijing?

Look at GoogleMaps over Beijing. About a quarter of the buildings have rooftops that are red or blue. And the color is really strong in comparison to everything else. Has the image been colored, or are they just painted? Either way... Why?
posted by molecicco on Jun 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Stick with the green bills?

I'm from the United States, and have an expatriation package to work and live in China. Should I be paid in the local currency, RMB, or with the US dollar? The Chinese people are saying I should be paid in RMB because the US dollar is "unstable".... [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Jun 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Unblock a website in China?

How do I get my company website unblocked in China? We are a water quality manufacturer and have no idea why we are being blocked? [more inside]
posted by Macboy on Jun 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Who is sending me secret spy software

Why/How did I get mystery software from China? Also applicable: Who/What/When/Where. [more inside]
posted by wrok on Jun 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Can you get NYC teaching certificate with a valid foreign one?

A friend of mine is a teacher, living in China. How difficult would it be for her to get NYC teaching certificate? [more inside]
posted by zavulon on Jun 15, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me getting shanghaied!

I am contemplating an offer to work and live in Shanghai. From where I'm standing now, the job looks fantastic and the whole situation looks like a long and deep wish come true. This question is basically about the cost of living in Shanghai for a family with two kids. [more inside]
posted by ouke on Jun 15, 2009 - 8 answers

What the heck is this?

What is this? My sister in law was in China and received it as a gift at a dinner. [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Jun 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Can glass become more brittle over time?

Does glass get more brittle as time goes on, especially if not used? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Jun 3, 2009 - 11 answers

Cool stuff from China

A friend is going to China on Thursday and has offered to bring us back something. What cool things should we ask for? [more inside]
posted by TrialByMedia on Jun 2, 2009 - 17 answers


Next thursday, I have a trip to China planned. Will the Chinese give us trouble out of swine flu fears? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Jun 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Google's services don't work in a specific way

Why aren't most google services working for me and why do the error pages look identical in firefox, chrome, and IE8? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on May 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Buying original art in china

I will be in Shanghai and Beijing for 2 weeks. What are the best places to look for and buy original chinese art? [more inside]
posted by typography on May 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Things to do/see/eat/avoid/meet in these countries, on my first RTW trip?

Things to do/see/eat/avoid/meet in these countries, on my first RTW trip? Finally heading out on a very unplanned RTW trip with one of those Star Alliance tickets. These are the flight routes I have set at the moment (three weeks before heading out, so still malleable) [more inside]
posted by avocade on May 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Last-minute Chinese visa

I have a U.S. passport. Same-day and rush processing for Chinese visas in the U.S. has been suspended as of 4 May 2009, likely because of swine flu fears, leaving everyone with a 6-business-day wait. But I leave sooner than that. [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on May 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Appropriate Visa for China Visit?

US Citizen traveling to China for business - how do I get my wife an appropriate visa? [more inside]
posted by bkhahn on May 13, 2009 - 12 answers

I'd like to enroll in the Chinese Graphic Designer 101 program, please.

I'd love to get tips/resources for 1) learning more about the Chinese language and culture for work travel, 2) doing graphic design for a Chinese audience and 3) learning more about working with Chinese writing (this was helpful, for example).* Thoughts? *Bonus points if anyone can tell me if there are any Chinese typefaces I could access that have a particularly whimsical, fun, or child-like feel. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Apr 12, 2009 - 12 answers

China is really big! Where do I go?

After many other ideas have fallen through, I think I'll be going to China about 7 days in May. But it's so big! Inner Mongolia sounds cool; is it worth traveling around Hohhot? I could go surfing in Hainan, but how is the beach compared to Ha Long Bay, or Copacabana, or Playas del Este...? [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Apr 10, 2009 - 15 answers

China for a non-Mandarin Speaker?

My girlfriend of six years is getting an expat position in Beijing for 2+ years. Her company originally said they would help me find a job, but with the economy going down it seems they are less optimistic about me being able to find a expat position. How can I optimize my chances of getting a job in a foreign country? We are from the United States. [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Mar 27, 2009 - 10 answers

China hates skype?

How can I overcome bad Skype quality when calling into China? [more inside]
posted by kinakomochi on Mar 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me find a Grass-Mud Horse t-shirt on the Web!

Apropos of the recent MeFi front-page post concerning Grass-Mud Horses: could the Mandarin-speakers in the audience help me locate a place on the Web to buy a t-shirt featuring said animal? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Mar 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Where to get local China news, in China

I like keeping up with the local news and issues where ever I live. It's not been a problem in the US, Europe or A/NZ. Now that I'm close to moving to China after 18 months of business travel in the country, I'm looking for good local news sources and how best to view them. [more inside]
posted by michswiss on Mar 8, 2009 - 3 answers

pan. zoom out. repeat.

gmaps filter: what am i looking at? [more inside]
posted by sponge on Feb 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Asia: Historical Fiction

Anybody have recommendations for good historical fiction/nonfiction books set in China or Southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by ebeeb on Feb 19, 2009 - 20 answers

Where's the best place in China to see the upcoming solar eclipse?

Where in China should I go to best experience the total solar eclipse this July? [more inside]
posted by the duck by the oboe on Feb 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Good books about the Three Kingdoms period

Good books about Chinese history during the Three Kingdoms period? I'm getting lost trying to read about it in Wikipedia entries. Something with excellent writing that really captures the scope and complexity like Judt's Postwar does for post-WWII Europe.
posted by schroedinger on Feb 8, 2009 - 4 answers

who paid for the Great Depression bailout?

Who paid for the bailout during the Great Depression? [more inside]
posted by shawnzam on Feb 4, 2009 - 8 answers

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