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The Nanjinger - 4,000 Years of Fitness Workouts Invented by the Chinese

4,000 Years of Fitness; Workouts Invented by the Chinese

We see our grandmothers go square dancing; young people retreat to gyms in every corner of the city. Is fitness in China...

Nanjing’s Districts in the Eyes of Locals

Nanjing may be described as a mild and inclusive city, where local people are known for their calm nature. But still waters...

Your Place/Space in the Chinese Scheme of Things

With the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing just last month, and for the purposes of this article, I want you...

Location Lore; Giveaway Histories of Nanjing Streets

Like most Chinese cities, the major streets of Nanjing are named after other cities in China. As per the debate over culture,...
Between the Tracks; Ancient Pukou

Between the Tracks; Ancient Pukou

6am:a corner of Pukou, chickens scratch the ground between the railway tracks; sunrise. A prevalence of old faces, those...
Eindhoven; Nanjing’s Sister Shapes the Future

Eindhoven; Nanjing’s Sister Shapes the Future

On an international scale, Nanjing’s Dutch sister city, Eindhoven, is a small dot on the map, yet the associated, so-called “Brainport” region...
Scandalous Tales Behind Nanjing’s 70 Ancient Names

Scandalous Tales Behind Nanjing’s 70 Ancient Names

Nanjing comes tops for a number of things at a global level; longest city wall and oldest wooden Buddhist temple being just...
Music for the Masses; A Sense of Magnificence

Music for the Masses; A Sense of Magnificence

2019 is a big year for anniversaries in China, not least the birth of the Chinese nation itself 70 years ago. Completely...
belts-roads-botanic-threats-biodiversity

Belts, Roads & Botanical Threats to Biodiversity

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to bring infrastructure investment, leading to massive increases in trade, to regions along the former...

Oldest this, Oldest that, Oldest Flower; Nanjinganthus

"This shouldn’t be here. … This species has been extinct since the Cretaceous period", Paleobotanist, Ellie, in the movie “Jurassic Park” notes...
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