| Jul 31, 2011
| 5:43 PM
After almost two months in China, 27 high school students from Baltimore County Public Schools returned home July 17 with new friendships, souvenirs and countless tales of their adventures as strangers in a strange land.
"It was so cool," said...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 2:12 PM
After almost two months in China, 27 high school students from Baltimore County's public schools returned home July 17 with new friendships, souvenirs and tales of their adventures as strangers in a strange land.
"It was so cool," said Lutherville...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Backyard Travel specializes in tours in Asia and trumpets its location there as giving it the advantage in providing an insider's view of the continent. Many of the company's trips try to plow new ground in visiting what sometimes are familiar...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:23 AM
BEIJING — In the mid-1980s, Wu Tianming's star was on the rise. With China opening up to the world after the Cultural Revolution and Mao Tse-tung's death, he had found success as director of movies including "Life" and "The Old Well" and as the head...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Chinese director Wu Tianming has died of an apparent heart attack on March 4 in his home in Beijing.
The filmmaker, known as the "Godfather of the Fifth Generation," was the former head of Xi'an Film Studios and directed several films that reshaped...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Name of restaurant: Xian Wei, though it's not really a restaurant but a private dinner series in someone’s home. Xian Wei means "flavor" in Chinese and is synonymous with the Japanese term umami.
Concept: An underground supper club dedicated to...
| Jan 8, 2014
China is big country. almost as large as the United States, with must-see sights -- the Great Wall, the Yangtze River gorges, the skyscrapers of Shanghai and the terra cotta warriors -- separated by hundreds of miles.
That poses the traveler's perpetual...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
As Ken Budd was turning 40, his father died of a heart attack. After the author heard from countless people about what an impact his father had made on their lives, he began to question his own purpose in the world. He began to do volunteer work and spent...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:22 AM
There’s no Mandarin word for “staycation,” but after this week’s holiday horror stories -– day-long traffic jams, heaps of trash and restaurateurs gouging customers -- the concept may take off soon in China....
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:44 AM
She was walking down the street in Monrovia, Liberia, feeling angry.
Then she and her friends heard singing.
And it was gospel music.
And they followed the sound right into a church.
"It sounded like a Baptist church choir, just like home,"...
| May 7, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Wen Huang suggested we go to Chinatown. Initially, the idea seemed gauche, kitschy, stereotypical — the last place in Chicago you would want to meet a local writer whose thoughtful new memoir recounts his childhood in China.
Indeed, to anyone...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 5:57 PM
The famous terra cotta warriors of China have grown in numbers, with excavators saying that they have recently unearthed more than 100 clay figures at the site near the city Xi'an in the Shaanxi province.
Since the discovery of the site in 1974,...