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  • Manchus in the Palace

    I have been accused — justly — of having an unhealthy fascination with the Manchus. My former students would mock my man- crush on the Kangxi Emperor. I have been known to break into Manchu verse while cooking and I actually do have a favorite Qing Dynasty official. And a second. And a third.

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  • Hongzao at the Hutong

    One of the first things every visitor notices when they enter our courtyard is an enormous jujube tree that each fall rains fruit down upon our heads…

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  • Enlightenment in Anhui

    Both Harrow Beijing and The British School of Nanjing were back in Anhui province for their second year in a row for The Hutong Education’s Enlightened Rebels program.

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  • Teacher’s Corner: Amanda Riske

    Former WISS Shanghai Maths teacher and Trips Coordinator, Amanda Riske, is heading back to the US, but before she left China, we managed to catch up with her to get her views on Experiential Education based on her 10 years of leading school trips: Is there value in getting students to learn and explore outside of the classroom? There is

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  • Chi le ma?

    by Morgan O’Hara, General Manager Beijing can come off as an imposing, impenetrable metropolis. There are days when the grit, the cold, the clatter, and the pollution get to you. For me, the city’s saving grace is the xiaoqu (小区). The xiaoqu is the apartment complex, of which there are thousands upon thousands, many with decrepit exteriors, but all fitted

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