I am leaving for Beijing in a few days. I am bringing a video camera and plan to interview English-speaking Chinese people on the street. My goal is to edit the footage together into an informative and insightful piece. If you could ask the people of China any question, what would it be?
posted by srkit
on Aug 8, 2008 -
Which version of Journey to the West
should I buy? After seeing Hewlett's production design for Monkey
I want to dip into the source material. Digging around I see a fair number of translations but the reviews don't really offer much description beyond "great read." I'm looking for an adaptation/translation that captures most of the original epic for an adult reader, without being an attempt at scholarly word-for-word translation. Ideally, I'd like a dead-tree format that I can take to the coffehouse.
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Jul 29, 2008 -
As an American, can I hand out flyers detailing the Tiananmen Square Massacre during the Beijing Olympics?
posted by plexi
on Jul 11, 2008 -
Does anyone know more about the "underground railroad" that whisked some student leaders to safety after the Tienanmen Square massacre in 1989? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer
on Jul 3, 2008 -
What was this guy on the street doing with a black iron pot on a spit that produced a gunshot-like sound? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF
on Jun 14, 2008 -
Phone from China, SIM card in the US: what do I need to know to make sure I have a working cell phone when I return to the US for a month or two this summer? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer
on Jun 4, 2008 -
Does anyone have recommendations for an orthodontist in Beijing? Can treatment be started in China and continued in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by monkey85
on May 16, 2008 -
I'm in Japan right now, but I have all of August off. I want to hang out in Beijing for a week or so during the Olympics. I don't actually want to attend them, I just want to take part in the hubbub. How can I reserve a cheap bed (~30USD) now? Caveat: I do not speak any Chinese.
posted by borkingchikapa
on May 16, 2008 -
anyone familiar with the language/alphabet used in this WWII-era document
from western China? my best guess is something related to the Yi language, but that could (of course) be totally wrong.
posted by garfy3
on May 13, 2008 -
Given the recent reports about seafood from China that is both bacterio- or viral-contaminated and chemically contaminated, does anyone have info about exactly which fish/shellfish to stay completely away from, especially in restaurants?
posted by yazi
on May 6, 2008 -
What's the correct way to pronouce Beijing?
posted by MrMerlot
on May 4, 2008 -
Calling all protesters in general and all those who know about the China-Tibet situation!
I need help learning about Tibet. [more inside]
posted by alona
on May 4, 2008 -
Help me find a book about a Chinese businessman mentioned on NPR for my Dad! [more inside]
posted by rmless
on Apr 30, 2008 -
In the Art of Fiction interview in the current Paris Review
, Kazuo Ishiguro says of his father: "He had a Chinese characteristic, which was that he smiled when something bad happened." Is that really considered a Chinese characteristic? Are there other cultures it's commonly associated with?
posted by Cucurbit
on Apr 29, 2008 -
I'm going to Beijing in May, and want to buy some electronics and other stuff. I wondered if there is a website where I can find prices for different goods, and if there were comparisons to prices in the US/Europe I'd be thrilled. Any other tips are also welcome.
(I'm from Norway, so anything will be cheap for me...)
posted by magnusbe
on Apr 16, 2008 -
I've taken a photo of a UFO. No, seriously, I have a photo of a UFO. I need some help figuring out where it came from. [more inside]
posted by michswiss
on Apr 14, 2008 -
Does anyone know of an agency that works with, represents freelance chinese illustrators for editorial art? [more inside]
posted by nerdpita
on Apr 8, 2008 -
Using Youtube without using the front page, or any other methods of getting around Chinese censorship. [more inside]
posted by afu
on Apr 6, 2008 -
I am trying to plan a 4 week trip back westbound on the Trans Siberian railway. I'm planning to travel through China via Shanghai from Osaka and then take the trans Siberian from Beijing. I'd love some advice on where I should stop over (I'm thinking maybe Mongolia, Irkutsk, Moscow and a stop in Eastern Europe) and what I should try and see and do in these places on my way back to London. Also, I'm on a budget of about $2000 is this enough?. I am arranging it all myself so any general advice/ experience would be very much appreciated.
posted by aikidoka
on Mar 11, 2008 -
Startupfilter: I'm a 2ndgen hire at a startup (non-computer) in Beijing, and I want promotionZ. HOW DO I GET THEM??? Because I was promised them. The "more inside" is long... [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Mar 5, 2008 -
What's the chance that there's lead in my newly purchased Chinese-manufactured mugs? And, should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by brandnew
on Feb 14, 2008 -
How do I find and contact people in China (students/professionals) to discuss web design topics with?
- For a while now i have been wondering what the chinese internet business/usage is like but it is hard to get right impression. It would be nice to have someone knowledgable to discuss this with.
... I dont speak chinese
posted by peshay9000
on Feb 10, 2008 -
I'm having hard time finding detailed information about the extent of the problems China is currently experiencing with its snowstorms. Can anyone point me to a source where I can get snowfall totals for specific areas? Thanks.
posted by DanSachs
on Feb 1, 2008 -
i want to rediscover the joys of mountain biking - what bike should i buy (in china!) [more inside]
posted by edtut
on Jan 9, 2008 -
I recently received a large, beautiful china cabinet/buffet, and it's now the focal piece in my living room. It's wonderful, but seeing as I have no china, I have no idea what to put in it. [more inside]
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire
on Jan 6, 2008 -
If anyone has any experience with postdoc- or young faculty-type work as a foreigner in China, I'd be interested to hear how it worked out for you. [more inside]
posted by Coventry
on Dec 31, 2007 -
I’m trying to help my students understand the reasons behind censorship in China. They ask very simple and yet very profound questions: Why keep information and knowledge from your people? In the long run, how can a free-thinking populace be anything but good? [more inside]
posted by jackypaper
on Nov 21, 2007 -
I have to transfer digital files that are 4 to 8 gigabytes from New York City to a location in Hong Kong and a location in Xiamen, China. [more inside]
posted by extrabox
on Nov 15, 2007 -
My scam detector is going off but... but just a glimmer of hope... Anybody here dealt with "Electronics Marketing Limited"? [more inside]
posted by puddpunk
on Nov 12, 2007 -
Yahoo says it's sorry it misspoke
when it told Congress it had no idea it was handing over identifying information on political dissidents and not run-of-the-mill criminals to Chinese authorities. Does that mean it would have done anything differently had it known? [more inside]
posted by mph
on Nov 5, 2007 -
ChinaFilter: What are some interesting and unusual medicine or tonics or elixirs I can buy in China that is not readily available anywhere else? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Oct 25, 2007 -