Monthly Archives: January 2015

Trip Lit: A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar– National Geographic Traveler

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/trip-lit/a-lady-cyclists-guide-to-kashgar/

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80-chuen Avatamsaka Sutra | Huayen on Indra’s Net

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Avatamsaka Sutra | The Diary of Myōe

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Are Chinese subsets of Southeast Asians? – Gene Expression

http://scienceblogs.com/gnxp/2009/12/15/are-chinese-subsets-of-southea/#more

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A Calligrapher Brings an Elegant Touch to an Officer’s Funeral – NYTimes.com

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Calligraphy for Wenjian Liu: “A vision left unrealized”

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Outdoor calligraphy market, Xi'an Outdoor calligraphy market, Xi’an: “To see far, you must climb to the mountain’s heights.”

"I love Wudang" by a calligrapher who stopped teaching high school after experiencing a sudden mystical calling. “I love Wudang” by a calligrapher who stopped teaching high school after experiencing a sudden mystical calling.

The living art of characters drawn in a burst of inspiration — a Chinese funerary custom with poignancy at the funeral today of Wenjian Liu, a NYPD officer gunned down by a crazed madman in his squad car in Brooklyn in December. We read today in the NY Times (Calligrapher Brings an Elegant Touch To a Chinese Ceremony by Jeffrey E. Singer and Kirk Semple)   how the calligrapher wrote infused with the deceased’s moving spirit. (Of course, it takes lots of premediation, drafts, and many tries.) Then the finished scrolls play a sober, decorative role  honoring and giving comfort.

An Asia Society curator, a young white woman we met once, told us Chinese calligraphy sparked her life…

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