Monthly Archives: August 2002

blade runner with bicycle rickshaws (part 2)

I didn’t like Shenzhen at all. It’s the success story of the New China – built with foreign and local investment; big, flashy, new. People come from all over China to make their fortune, and so even though Shenzhen is in a Cantonese-speaking region, Mandarin* is the lingua franca here. At first glance, it’s an […]

blade runner and bicycle rickshaws (part 1)

Attention: I’ve been teaching supplementary summer classes for the last two and a half weeks, and will begin teaching regular classes on 2 September – tomorrow. There’ll be a new update (probably the second half of this post, which has been harder to write than I’d expected; possibly a completely different post) by Wednesday, 4 […]