木都——Mu Family Residence on Flickr.
巨鹿路之巨鹿—The Great Deer of Julu Rd. on Flickr.
21 strokes spell Kui
In ancient Chinese mythology, the 夔 is a legendary one-legged mountain demon who invented dance and music.
Click here for the etymology of the character
上海延安東路——Shanghai, Yan’an Rd. on Flickr.
The Guardian’s Tania Branigan reports:
They promised to turn raw recruits into skilled police officers and find them law enforcement jobs. Instead they found themselves on the wrong end of the law after being arrested for setting up a fake police academy.
Chinese officers seized 23 suspects in connection with the scheme in the eastern province of Shandong. In a country that has already seenfake boyfriends, fake foreign executives and even fake monks, perhaps the crime could have been predicted.
Shin Sang Ok (신상옥) was a legendary South Korean film director in the 1950s and 1960s. Both he and his wife, star actress Choi Eun Hee (최은희), were household names in that era. Always very prolific, he directed over 70 films throughout his life, the “Orson Welles” of South Korea for those who love…
Mainland artist and government critic Ai Weiwei said yesterday he was ordered to take down four live webcams he installed in his home this week to mock authorities’ round-the-clock surveillance of him.
The Shanghai Daily:
AFTER spending 13 years in Europe working illegally and begging, a Chinese man was repatriated yesterday, Shanghai border police said. The man, surnamed Zhou, is a Zhejiang Province native who stowed away to Europe in 1999 to “make big money,” said police. But he failed to find suitable jobs and lost contact with his family.
Zhou told the police he decided to return home last year but had no money to buy flight tickets. Starting in September Zhou said he tried to walk home while carrying a world map. For seven months, he begged along the journey and found food from garbage. He fainted while crossing the border of an Eastern European country and was sent back, police said. Officers said the man boarded a long-distance bus home yesterday.
A pagoda, … but where is it located?
Looks like a Chinese one, Tang dynasty style. Similar to Xumi Pagoda in Zhengding, Hebei or the Small Wild Goose Pagoda…
Might even be the latter one!