Tag Archives: China

Hoping for a reunion in Shanghai

Lauren Henderson
December 16, 2013

In late October, a news segment aired about a Chinese family who has been holding onto 2,000 books for the past 70 years that belonged to a Jewish family who fled to Shanghai during the Shoah.*  Even though the district decided that it was time to renovate the neighborhood where the books were stored, the More »


Middle Land and God Wrestler

Jared Gimbel
December 11, 2013

A Chinese Character that graces language menus and restaurant signs everywhere to indicate the world’s most commonly spoken language is a simple one: a rectangle split with a line down the middle: 中 This simple sign, similar to that of a cake being cut, is an interesting psychological gem. The Scandinavians may refer to their More »