Peter Schindler's China Blog
On and Off the Road Encounters with People in China
I have started a new blog called Blue China.
In these pages I paint a picture of
the China that I have come to see over the years. It is a picture that
is shaped mostly by my experiences with the everyday people of China
rather than experiences in big business or the formal study of Chinese
culture or history. It is also different in that it is by and large
hopeful and positive.
I hope that my blog has broad appeal. What you might get out of it
depends on your starting point:
"For those of you who have never been to China", perhaps you
simply want to know more; or, perhaps you worry about China's growth -
its pollution, its consumption of resources, the politics - please join
my journey of discovery of the human face of China as it has and
continues to reveal itself to me.
"For those of you who live and work in China", I hope to bring
to you two pieces of optics - one is a mirror in which you sometimes
will see reflected what you too have experienced; the other is a prism
through which you will on occasion get a different perspective.
"And for old China hands?" Well, please give an optimist a
If you like what you read, please subscribe to Blue China (at the top
right of the blog home page) so you can be alerted when I have a new
story to tell or a thought to share (on average, once a week or so). If
you have a thought, have a question, agree or disagree, or come across
an interesting article, please drop me a note or post your comment on
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