Sunrise from Mount Tai

Confucius, seeing the sunrise from Mount Tai, famously pronounced, "The world is small." There's really no more to say about it, except that he was right - and I was freezing. (Like, literally freezing. My breath froze on my scarf and camera - though thankfully only the outside of the latter.)


Tai’an Temple

The biggest environmental issue in China is smog, there's no two ways about it. Worldwide, air pollution, it is estimated, contributed to 1.2 million premature deaths in 2010 alone. Taking the figure literally, this means China's "real" growth rate would fall below 4 percent per annum. Smog in 中国 is a direct product of years… Continue reading Tai’an Temple