What would locals like visitors to know about China? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion:
China’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?
Iconic buildings: China’s Hanging Monastery
Working with an Environmental NGO in China – Transitions Abroad
China’s biodiversity declines as human demands grow
China Living Planet Report – WWF (PDF)
Why China’s Economy is OK—but China’s Government Is Not – @cshirky @ColumbiaGR
Did China’s most popular environmental film just vanish into the haze?
The new wave of Chinese science fiction
Phillip Adams’ Travels in China – Shanghai culture, history and architecture – Dr Jonathan Hutt unravels the cultural, political and architectural history of Shanghai to explain the historical antagonism between Shanghai and Beijing which created the enigmatic city of Shanghai and also helped shape the China we know today.
Confucius – A very Chinese philosopher – Three of the greatest teachers in history never wrote a book. They were Socrates, Jesus Christ and Confucius. As part of Radio National’s China Week, The Philosopher’s Zone is looking at one of them: Confucius. He was one the most Chinese of thinkers of all time and one of the most influential – perhaps indeed the most influential – of all philosophers.
Reading the news from China – Once closed to the world, China is now in the middle of a media feeding frenzy. A journalist, writer and academic muse about this cultural revolution, punctuated by the sounds of China online and the music of punk and post-punk Beijing.
UNESCO description of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Terracotta Army – China Travel Guide
People’s Daily article on the Terracotta Army
Terracotta Warrior Replicas
Terracotta_Army – Wikipedia
Air China (USA)
Three Gorges Dam
The Wandering Earth (Liu Lang Di Qiu)
30 Story Building