China – Summer ’05 & ’06

Temple of the Jade Buddha. Anshan. 2005.


Behind the Howard Johnson's. Wuhan. 2006.


Roller Girl. Nanjing. 2006.


Anshan Farmers' Market.  2005.

Anshan Farmers' Market. 2005.


Forbidden City 5. July 2006.


Home Improvement. Anshan. 2005.


...stays in Anshan. Funky Nightclub Act. 2005.


Morning pick-me-up. Anshan. 2005.


Forbidden City. Woman at Wall. 2006.

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In color . . .

Nanjing. 2006.


Forbidden City. Beijing. 2006.


Tourists. Beijing. 2006.


View of the Bund from "M." Shanghai. 2006.


"Going Up." Shanghai. 2006.


Little Girl at Tienanmen Square. 2006.


Howard Johnson's. Wuhan. 2006.

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I’ve been to China four times now.  But it’s been a few years since my last trip.  I’m hoping that business will soon be necessitating a return trip.  Here’s a story, a true one, from my first trip there:  “Delegation.”  More to come . . .


Post Script:  this photo was taken in Japan, not China.  These are students at Kindai University (近畿大学), May 2008.  Kindai’s just outside of Osaka.  They are asking for donations to support the victims of the Sichuan Earthquake, which struck central China a couple of weeks before this photo was taken.

I find this photo from Kindai particularly poignant, especially when coupled with items like this I came across in a Chinese publication last month (March 2011) about students in China donating to assist victims of Japan’s terrible March 11 earthquake & tsunami:

“We should care for and help each other since we are close neighbors,” Meng Xiaoxiao, a 19-year-old freshman from the School of Humanities and Social Science of Tsinghua, said while donating money to Japan.

“Humanity always comes before nationality, and it is pointless to let historic problems deter relief work when natural disasters strike,” Meng Xiaoxiao said.

Full article here.

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  • Comments (3)
    • Gigi
    • April 26th, 2011

    Rick, did you do the photography in these? Some of them looked picture postcard perfect – “Going Up.” Shanghai and Nanjing. 2006. Enjoyed all of them and look forward to your posting more. (I have to live vicariously thru others and their pics)…..Oh yeah…

      • letsjapan
      • April 26th, 2011

      Yes, they’re all mine, the captions showing where and when.

      The one on the “Front Page” was, obviously, not taken by me. A helpful tourist snapped that one . . . but I set it up!

      Thanks so much for your kind comment and very I’m happy you like them.


    • Lois
    • April 28th, 2011

    Very I’m happy to like them as well!

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