San Francisco

“It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world.” ― Oscar Wilde Country United States State California Official language English Population 4,679,166 (2016) Currency US dollar Time Zone UTC -8/-7

Chengdu (成都市)

“Chengdu is the original city name which dates back to its founding over 2000 years ago, and it is the only major city in China to have remained in the same location with the same name after more than 2000 years. According to the Song dynasty, geographical work Tai Ping Huan Yu Ji, the 9th […]

Tibet

Tibet

“In the time between the two wars, a British colonial officer said that with the invention of the airplane the world has no secrets left. However, he said, there is one last mystery. There is a large country on the Roof of the World, where strange things happen. There are monks who have the ability […]

Ethnic Minorities in China

“In China, the Han people make China’s and the world’s largest ethnic group, making up 91.96 per cent of the country’s population. The formation and development of the Han people was a continuous process of integration of the earliest Huaxia tribe with other related tribes and ethnic groups. It was in the Han Dynasty (206 […]

China

“And it may be that the new China, as we know it in the more forward spheres of activity, will only take her proper place in the family of nations after fresh upheavals. Rivers of blood may yet have to flow as a sickening libation to the gods who have guided the nation for forty […]

Istanbul

“Culture is mix. Culture means a mix of things from other sources. And my town, Istanbul, was this kind of mix. Istanbul, in fact, and my work, is a testimony to the fact that East and West combine cultural gracefully, or sometimes in an anarchic way, came together, and that is what we should search […]