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China Dispatch: Silk Road Stories, Cosmetic Cures, Peking Pigskin, and Architecture Absurdity Hanyu Shijie

China Dispatch: Silk Road Stories, Cosmetic Cures, Peking Pigskin, and Architecture Absurdity

Hanyu Shijie

Published June 25th 2015
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Kindle Edition
95 pages
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In the thousands of years of history held in the footsteps along the Silk Road, there are millions of stories. We bring you three of them. The first is from the Tang Dynasty, following a grizzled Chinese general to the gates of Central Asia where heMoreIn the thousands of years of history held in the footsteps along the Silk Road, there are millions of stories. We bring you three of them. The first is from the Tang Dynasty, following a grizzled Chinese general to the gates of Central Asia where he fights a brutal battle to maintain his country’s most important trade route. The second tale follows a humble servant, an attendant to the Portuguese Jesuit Benedict Goës, as the two travel in search of a mythical Christian kingdom hidden in Cathay. Finally, we take a look at a humble truck driver who follows the twists and turns of the modern Silk Road through China and beyond—a modern look at a trade route that has weathered millennia. Off the Silk Road and into the sky, we also look at how China became a haven for odd architecture. Next, the microscope is put on Chinas recent plastic surgery craze and its sometimes shocking consequences. You can also have a look at how a sport gets off the ground in China, this time with under the lens of American football. Beyond that, we have fiction on ancient Chinese medicine, paintings from a prodigy changing to a darker hue, book reviews that span the universe, and even a little bit of hospital advice—all accompanied by the usual news, photography, and interviews that youve hopefully come to expect from China Dispatch.