Conversation in front of a plate of dumplings – in Hong Kong

   Every day travellers and curious wanders around the small irregular street in Hong Kong center, near RD., is more common to find foreign restaurants and other typical food from other parts of Mainland China then Hong Kong local food.   I enter in one of the many dumpling restaurants of the city and I … Continue reading Conversation in front of a plate of dumplings – in Hong Kong

Dandong- At the doors of North Korea

Since the Japanese invasion of Korea and eastern Russia the railways starting from Chinese Manchuria have been the main channels for the connection and commerce between the region. Get there From Shenyang train station, as for in the past, I'm taking the first train of 7:30 directed to Dandong city to reach the boarders between … Continue reading Dandong- At the doors of North Korea

Tongboshanzhen – Hiking between the burdens of Jiangxi and Fujian Provinces

To celebrate the beginning of the year of the goat we decide to go hiking for few days in the North-East area of Jiangxi province, on the burdens with Fujian province. Our goal is to escape from the grey walls of Shanghai and enjoy the Chinese New Year's celebrations in the small villages of the … Continue reading Tongboshanzhen – Hiking between the burdens of Jiangxi and Fujian Provinces

The powerful Soviet Iron and Steel Heavy Industry – Liberation Armies Illustrated

Newspapers, magazines and any other political sources of the Revolutionary China in the 1950's were less politically interested on emphasizing the role of the political leaders and the achievements of the party, but instead they have a more practical and educational message for the population to build the socialist society. Very simply, this articles have a core … Continue reading The powerful Soviet Iron and Steel Heavy Industry – Liberation Armies Illustrated

Rtsi-nang-dgon-pa Jonang Monastery – Aba County

On the road from Rnga-ba to the direction of  Gcig-sgril-in-mgo-log, in the County of Aba near the village of Rgya-stod (甲尔多乡, Jia'erduo village) is Rtsi-nang-dgon-pa Monastery (full name as  rtsi nang dgon dpal me 'gyur NGES Don bde chen gling, Chinese name as 孜朗寺), a Jonang School Monastery officially founded in 1429. The Jonang School was widely believed to have been extinct after … Continue reading Rtsi-nang-dgon-pa Jonang Monastery – Aba County

The Price of Corruption During the Global Financial Crisis – China Vs Italy

The interest on the topic of corruption arose when I was writing my Italian master’s thesis in 2010 “On the Role of Chinese Journalism in the Building of a Chinese Harmonious Society” . Analyzing every day the behavior of Chinese institutions through the newspaper offered me an opportunity to compare them with Italy. Thanks to … Continue reading The Price of Corruption During the Global Financial Crisis – China Vs Italy

Shuajinsi Work Unit – Aba County – Sichuan

During my last trip with my friend F. in the valleys of Aba County, we noticed a little wall with some propaganda murals belonging to the Revolutionary China of 1960's. On our way back to Chengdu, we managed to find a little time to visit the old work unit near Shuajingsi. Shuajingsi (刷经寺) is a small village located … Continue reading Shuajinsi Work Unit – Aba County – Sichuan

Dong Xiwen – Fine Arts Professor Who Described the Province of Aba

  Life and Carrer of Dong XiWen Born in 1914, Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, Dong Xiwen (董希文, 1914-1973), was a Central Academy of Fine Arts professor in Beijing. In 1932 was admitted to the Department of Civil Engineering of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, Suzhou following year was admitted to the College of Fine Arts and in 1934 the College of Art … Continue reading Dong Xiwen – Fine Arts Professor Who Described the Province of Aba

Gulangyu Island – Xiamen –

Gulangyu Island is a small island located at South-West of Xiamen with a surface of 1.9 km2 and it's the main attraction for who comes to visit Xiamen. Xiamen government has build a ferry boat system that connect the small island with the arbor of the main city. Even if the trip takes just around 15 minuts, … Continue reading Gulangyu Island – Xiamen –