|Asian continent. China outlined in dark ink & shaded.|
|A close-up of China & its neighbors. I think my placement|
of the Yellow River is faulty.
Mongolia, Russia, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
Yellow Sea, East China Sea, South China Sea
3,705,407 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen
Famous Geographical Point:
Ip Man, Wing Chun master (teacher of Bruce Lee and many others)
I chose him in honor of my husband, who loves the Ip Man movies.
Book Set In/About:
Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang
Set during the 1940s, a young divorcee, shunned by her family, potentially finds love again. Told through a series of short stories and novellas, the tale closely resembles Chang's own life.
Movie Set In/About:
"Huo zhe (To Live)" (1994), directed by Yimou Zhang
A wealthy couple lose their fortune and struggle to survive/raise a family through decades of massive cultural upheaval. It's a great portrayal of both pre- and post-Cultural Revolution China. I chose this film because I love it. You Ge, who plays the male lead, gives a performance that the mere memory of can tear at my heartstrings.
Headline of the Day:
"Why China Really Thinks It Owns the South China Sea" on news.com.au.