In China’s Jiang Nan area (south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, now mainly in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang province), there is a special traditional indigo-coloured patterned textile called the Blue Calico. Jiang Nan area used to be the most important region for its fabric product, back in time, this indigo tone printed fabric was widely used in home decorations, clothes, etc.
Continue reading Craftsmanship revival in China: an indigo blue printed Calico fabric
When I travel in most countries, I never have problems with local dishes. I basically eat everything and find a lot of food very tasty. Therefore I wouldn’t say that I have a Chinese or Asian stomach, and wouldn’t find myself looking hard for Chinese food in another countries when I’m travelling.
Continue reading Plenty of delicious Chinese food I enjoyed back home
Unlike the Western New Year, the Lunar New Year celebration lasts around 2 weeks, with all different kinds of traditions and festivities, among which, showing respect to our ancestors is part of the tradition. On this occasion of Lunar New Year, I’d like to share my trip to this final resting place of the founding father of modern China. During my trip back in China, I spared a day to revisit Sun Yatsen Mausoleum in Nanjing, to which I had been only once, more than a decade ago when I was still a kid.
Continue reading Commemorating visit to the founding father of modern China – Sun Yatsen’s Mausoleum
My favourite parts of China are the central and west part of the country. There’re many interesting cities such as Wuhan, Chongqing or Changsha. Those cities are modern enough but still able to keep a gem of the Chinese culture: food market, small streets, etc.
Continue reading Snapshots in the streets of Changsha