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Императрица Цыси: нефритовая орхидея и ее мир. Лекция М.Л. Меньшиковой [Sep. 23rd, 2014|04:39 am]
Beijing China

Уважаемые дамы и господа!

Приглашаем вас на уникальную лекцию, которая посвящена жизни знаменитой китайской императрицы Цыси, ставшей олицетворением интриг, роскоши и женского коварства в истории Поднебесной. Главная тема вечера — быт Цыси, ее повседневные занятия и увлечения, костюм и косметика, слуги и близкие.

Лекцию читает Мария Львовна Меньшикова – известный специалист по китайскому прикладному искусству, старший научный сотрудник Государственного Эрмитажа, хранитель отдела Востока. Эксперт Министерства культуры РФ.

25 сентября. Начало в 19.30.

Стоимость билета - 300 руб.
Библиотека-культурный центр им. М.А. Волошина ЦБС ЦАО. Москва, Новодевичий проезд, д. 10

Рекомендуем забронировать место, написав письмо по адресу: voloshin.library@gmail.com

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train tickets Beijing-Xian [Sep. 9th, 2012|07:52 pm]
Beijing China

Hello everyone,

I am here to ask for your help.

Me and my husband will arrive at Beijing at 9 october 2012. On the 11th of October we want to take a night train from Beijing to Xian.

We are looking for a person who kindly can buy for us beijing-xian train tickets on this date (11 october) as we are aware that it is almost impossible to buy train tickets 2 days before departure.

We will pay for your help if you can help us! Thank you!

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Подскажите, пожалуйста, [Sep. 7th, 2012|12:42 pm]
Beijing China

как недорого звонить из Китая (Пекин пока) в Россию (Москва) на телефон (не Интернет)? Есть какие-то карточки, которые можно приобрести онлайн или как это здесь работает?
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Furnished apartments [Aug. 3rd, 2012|02:58 pm]
Beijing China

Hi everyone,
Could you please give me some ideas for furnished apartment search (Langfang City, 40 mi from Beijing). I do not speak Chinese.
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DnD, anyone? [Sep. 30th, 2011|08:45 pm]
Beijing China

Anyone here play DnD?

I recently moved to Beijing and I'd love to join/set up a group if anyone's keen...
Please comment if you are!
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Beijing [Sep. 20th, 2011|01:18 am]
Beijing China
[mood |excitedexcited]

Hi guys,

I'm heading down to Beijing for a few days. Need some ideas regarding the trip how to make the most of it during 4 days. So far arranging a trip to the Great Wall, visiting Forbidden City the next day, reserving a room at Da Dong Roast Duck for a lovely dinner, and thinking about checking out Din Tai Fung for some traditional Chinese dumplings. Any more suggestions?

Thanks heaps to those who respond...

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We Will Rock You!!! (The AIS), (Rustic), (Nucleus) At Yugong Yishan In Beijing [Feb. 2nd, 2011|11:41 am]
Beijing China

Three of Beijing's top indie acts join forces. After winning the China Battle of the Bands, Amazing Insurance Salesmen continue to astound with their tight live performances. Last year's Global Battle of the Bands winners Rustic open alongside the psychedelic metal of Nucleus.
The Amazing Insurance Salesmen, Rustic, Nucleus @ YuGong YiShan
Date and Time: February 18, 2011, Friday, 20:30
Ticket: Rmb 50 / 40 (presale)
Address: West Courtyard Former Site of Duan Qirui Government, Zhang Zizhong Road 3-2, Dongcheng district, Beijing

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Thoughts About Taiwan Music And MIDEM [Feb. 1st, 2011|01:23 pm]
Beijing China

I am not yet very familiar with Taiwanese music, though I hope to find out more later. Some of what I want to say is fairly general and some is specific.
Clearly the first market to look at for Taiwanese music is mainland China and the Greater Chinese overseas market. I understand that Taiwan is already strong in these markets, but the problem in mainland China is the state of the market , where getting paid for the use of recorded music is a continuing problem.
I would just say that every effort should be made to encourage the authorities to find a way to monetise the use of music, which is consistent with consumer behaviour. I would encourage this effort to focus on the huge musical potential on the mainland and on the Taiwanese desire to engage with this development to help and stimulate it. But without sensible and reliable revenue sources for the use of recorded music, the domestic market will never achieve its potential. The developments in Taiwan are an example of the possibilities that open up for both creators and investors when there is a coherent market for recorded music.
By Peter Jenner
Read Full Article at http://china.musicdish.com

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Chinese Visa Question [Feb. 8th, 2010|01:06 pm]
Beijing China

Hi there,

I am scheduled to attend a conference this summer in Singapore. Since I am flying all the way over to Asia, I decided to fly in and out of Beijing, stay there for a few days before flying on to Singapore, and then stay there again a few days before flying back to the US. I went to the Chinese Embassy site in NYC to download the Visa application. One of the questions seemed a little tricky to me. The question asked who my "Inviter, Contact or Relative" was in China. Since I have neither Inviter nor Relative, should I make my hotel reservations in advance and list the hotel as my contact??

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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chinese province? [Sep. 11th, 2009|05:19 pm]
Beijing China

I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this, so feel free to get rid of it if it isn't relevant enough. I tried posting at asian_pride too but it doesn't seem very active. Anyway here is my China-related story/question. I have been investigating the possibility of spending my next vacation traveling around Southeast Asia (possibly including China), and considering that individuals with personal experience of the area would be the most trustworthy sources of information, I decided to ask some Asian friends of mine a few questions. The first guy I talked to was my friend Sam, who as you might guess from his name was not born in China. His parents and all the other family members I’ve heard him mention are quite definitely native Chinese though, and he visits them from time to time, so I figured he would be a good person to ask. Anyway, after giving me information about where to get the best food, see the most beautiful landscapes, and so on, he pointed me to his aunt Li who actually lives there.


            In the course of a discussion of Chinese cuisine, in which she mostly confirmed Sam’s views on the subject, she mentioned a province which, to my ears at least, sounded like “Long Dong.” She certainly had a thick Chinese accent, so I thought at first I might have misheard her. I didn’t want to press the point, because I figured it wouldn’t be polite in any culture to discuss dongs with strangers. I also felt like I would come off as an ignorant and/or culturally insensitive American bringing up the point, and my interpretation of the name, with Sam. So I called up my friend Rachel, who is half Thai, and has certainly been to southern China on vacations with her Thai family members. Although this one question was definitely dominant in my thoughts, I didn’t want to sound as if the point of the call was something along the lines of “haha you Asians and your crazy moon-language,” so I asked a bunch of other touristy questions, honestly not listening very closely to the answers. I felt like I couldn’t frame the question directly without sounding insensitive to what I was suspecting could be traditional Chinese breeding practices, so I reoriented the discussion towards, again, Chinese food, and asked where I could get the best beef balls, something I remembered being mentioned in connection with the province in question. I was afraid for a moment this was a stupid question, because they’re just balls of pulverized beef, right? How different could they be from place to place? But she immediately, and with no hint of humor, answered, “Long Dong province,” and went on to say that the food from that province might be familiar to me as it was often duplicated in Chinese restaurants in other countries, more so than many other Chinese provincial styles. I was tempted to ask for the spelling to confirm but really, any 12-year-old can spell “long dong,” and quite a lot of them do, from what I hear from my friends in the teaching profession. Anyway, I felt like I couldn’t press the point without coming off as what I believe they are calling “profoundly special” these days, so I made some more touristy chatter and ended the conversation.


            Were Rachel, Sam, and his aunt conspiring to make an ass of me? That was my suspicion but I immediately dismissed it as paranoid, and certainly likely to appear as such to them, especially considering that as far as I know Sam and Rachel don’t know each other. So I haven’t brought it up again, and so far (although this was only a couple of days ago) neither have they.


            I have heard about some pretty extreme social engineering efforts in China, but am a little offended that they would actually segregate people by penis size. Even if this is not exactly what is going on, it seemed absurd that such a name could persist in modern times; I imagine tourists would probably be either offended or disappointed, upon discovering the actual situation there. I am not sure I really want to google this, since on our home computer we don’t clear the search history that often (this is my wife’s idea of a clever way to check on what our kids are looking at) and the same is true of the computers at work, the “misuse” of which my boss is a bit anal about. Can anyone here enlighten me?

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