China http://tpr.org en For A Twist On The Lunar New Year Dumpling, Add Green Tea http://tpr.org/post/twist-lunar-new-year-dumpling-add-green-tea Friday is New Year's for the millions of people around the world who celebrate the Lunar New Year. This year is the Year of the Horse.<p>On <em>Morning Edition</em>, <a href="http://www.yingc.com">Ying Compestine</a>, a cookbook and children's book author, talks about her favorite dish for the holiday: steamed dumplings infused with green tea. They appear in her most recent book, <em>Cooking with an Asian Accent</em>.<p>The New Year holidays of Compestine's youth were very austere. She came to the U.S. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:18:00 +0000 editor 25952 at http://tpr.org For A Twist On The Lunar New Year Dumpling, Add Green Tea In Fast-Changing China, Reality Can Overtake Fiction http://tpr.org/post/fast-changing-china-reality-can-overtake-fiction One of the challenges of writing about China is the country moves fast — sometimes faster than the publishing business. Take <em>Enigma of China</em>, the latest detective novel by Chinese-American author Qiu Xiaolong.<p>In one scene, Qiu's main character, Inspector Chen, sits in a Shanghai restaurant scanning a hotel where government agents are holding a corrupt official in secret detention.<p>Recently, Qiu took me on a tour of the book's real-life settings, including the site of that eatery.<p>"It's a restaurant with a red lantern, so it's lovely," recalls Qiu, returning to the spot. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 24615 at http://tpr.org In Fast-Changing China, Reality Can Overtake Fiction Centuries Before China's 'Great Wall,' There Was Another http://tpr.org/post/centuries-chinas-great-wall-there-was-another The Great Wall of China, built more than 2,000 years ago, stands as one of the monumental feats of ancient engineering. Stretching thousands of miles, it protected the newly unified country from foreign invaders.<p>But before the Great Wall, warring Chinese dynasties built many other walls for protection. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:04:00 +0000 Christopher Joyce 24250 at http://tpr.org Centuries Before China's 'Great Wall,' There Was Another Something Cool: Photos Of Huge Snow Sculptures In China http://tpr.org/post/something-cool-photos-huge-snow-sculptures-china The 26th Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is in full swing in China. Known as the largest festival of its kind the world, it's always pretty spectacular.<p>We thought we'd round up some pictures to give you a sense of the wonder: <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Something+Cool%3A+Photos+Of+Huge+Snow+Sculptures+In+China&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MDY4MDEyMTY4NDA3MzI3YjkzMw004)"/></div><p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 19:41:00 +0000 editor 23971 at http://tpr.org Something Cool: Photos Of Huge Snow Sculptures In China Blanket Of Smog In Chinese City Renews Coal Debate http://tpr.org/post/blanket-smog-chinese-city-renews-coal-debate Cool winds are bringing relief to nearly 10 million residents of the northern Chinese city of Harbin, where thick smog caused schools, airports and businesses to shutter their doors earlier this week. Residents were ordered to remain indoors. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:55:00 +0000 editor 20832 at http://tpr.org Blanket Of Smog In Chinese City Renews Coal Debate Botched Restoration Of Temple Frescoes Sparks Outrage In China http://tpr.org/post/botched-restoration-temple-frescoes-sparks-outrage-china One official was fired and another reprimanded in China for allowing an unauthorized "restoration" of Qing Dynasty frescoes in a Buddhist temple that produced results described as "cartoons."<p>The botched restoration in the 270-year-old Yunjie temple in Chaoyang, northeast of Beijing, was exposed by a Chinese blogger, who complained that the "last trace of history" had been "erased."<p>NBC News <a href="http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/24/21117091-botched-chinese-temple-fresco-restoration-sparks-outrage?lite">interviewed</a> the blogger, Tuo Liu, who goes by the handle "Wujiaofe Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:57:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 20819 at http://tpr.org Botched Restoration Of Temple Frescoes Sparks Outrage In China Visit Paris And Venice In The Same Afternoon (In China) http://tpr.org/post/visit-paris-and-venice-same-afternoon-china Want to visit Paris and Venice in the same afternoon?<p>You can, if you're in China.<p>Chinese developers have <a href="http://www.theworld.org/2013/01/copy-that-architectural-borrowing-in-china/" target="_blank">for years</a> built residential communities that mimic famous European cities and towns. They are the subject of a new book, <em>Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China</em>.<p>One of the most striking examples is Sky City in coastal Zhejiang province. It looks just like Paris, down to the Mansard roofs, the narrow chimneys (they're fake) and balconies. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 07:24:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 18826 at http://tpr.org Visit Paris And Venice In The Same Afternoon (In China) World Celebrations: Hungry Ghost Festival http://tpr.org/post/world-celebrations-hungry-ghost-festival <p>Worshipping the Ancestors is common around the world, but what about when they come seeking you? That’s the scenario at The Hungry Ghost Festival in China.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:51:31 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 16892 at http://tpr.org World Celebrations: Hungry Ghost Festival Madame Mao's Hollywood Fantasies http://tpr.org/post/madame-maos-hollywood-fantasies During the chaos and oppression of China's Cultural Revolution, one curious new theatrical genre was born — and it was the child of the Communist Party. Jiang Qing (a.ka. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 05:04:39 +0000 editor 10397 at http://tpr.org Madame Mao's Hollywood Fantasies World Music Celebrations: Miao Girls Festival http://tpr.org/post/world-music-celebrations-miao-girls-festival <p>Each week on World Music (Saturday nights from 8-10 on KSTX 89.1 FM), I take a look at celebrations happening around the world. This week, learn about the Chinese equivalent of Valentine's Day.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>SISTERS MEAL FESTIVAL</strong></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 22:07:35 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 9986 at http://tpr.org World Music Celebrations: Miao Girls Festival