Qingdao is a beautiful place, but the people aren’t beautiful…since the reform and opening, people have become more distant from each other emotionally; the space between them has gotten wider. In the past, you could walk up the hills in … Continue reading
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Last week, the New York Times ran two articles profiling Chinese skyscrapers. Building projects in China attract a lot of media attention, in part because they stand as newsy symbols of China’s modernization – with all the related pitfalls. And while … Continue reading
Thirty years ago, if you climbed the hills around Qingdao you’d see that the tallest buildings were the three churches. Today, they’re lost in the skyscrapers… Qingdao has developed quickly, but there’s more distance between people than ever before.