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Monthly Archives: May 2004

'beautiful,' and other words

The haze hasn’t settled over the city yet and you can still see the stars, but make no mistake about it: summer has come. There’s no Shadow Traffic here; all of the traffic reports that get broadcast on the taxi radio station seem to have been submitted by drivers via text message, rather than radioed […]

graphology

So it’s finals time, and I’ve been studying for my upcoming 文字学 Chinese Graphology exam, to be held Wednesday morning, and so naturally my attention has been wandering to things unrelated to Graphology (e.g. cake, my upcoming birthday, the grievous lack of good, cheap coffee machines in Beijing, the question of whether or not penguins […]

all good things

I mentioned before how good it feels to know that you are exactly where you want most to be, doing what you want most to do, and perhaps a corollary to that is that it is, sometimes, a relief to know where you need to be next, and what you need to do. Every time […]

an update

To everyone who’d been nagging me to update, I explained that of late, my life has been for the most part pretty boring, and that unless you wanted excerpts from my notes about textual variations in Zhuangzi, or the functions of 了1 and 了2 in Modern Chinese, you wouldn’t like any updates I wrote. Still, […]

stall 2

To everyone who’d been nagging me to update, I explained that of late, my life has been for the most part pretty boring, and that unless you wanted excerpts from my notes about textual variations in Zhuangzi, or the functions of 了1 and 了2 in Modern Chinese, you wouldn’t like any updates I wrote. Still, […]