Performance: Border Town

Border Town is a critically-acclaimed novel by late Chinese writer Shen Congwen. I haven’t read the book before, but when I knew I was going to watch a theatre performance based on the book during a visit to Shen’s former residence in Fenghuang, Hunan province, I bought the Kindle version on Amazon and read it on my flight to the south central province.



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It snowed!

From just a light drizzle of snowflakes – like salt crystals falling from a salt and pepper shaker – to a constant, heavy snowfall that left frozen ice on the streets for several weeks, Beijing winter finally gave me snow last month.


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