FEATURE STORY: Progressive Pioneers
In September this year, Time magazine published a special
issue devoted to the 50-year history of the People's Republic of
China. Entitled "China's Amazing Half-Century" it is a collection
of personal accounts which chronicle events and experiences over
five decades of Communist Party rule. Although never published in
China, Time magazine has granted Beijing Scene permission to republish
several of the articles. Covering women's issues, popular literature,
avant-garde film and rock 'n' roll, each of the four articles selected
offers a unique perspective on contemporary Chinese culture and
ZHAO LE: December 24
- 30, 1999
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COMRADE LANGUAGE: Christmas
'Twas the night before Shengdanjie and all to the hutongs...
ASK AYI: Star Struck Ayi
What do the five yellow stars on the Chinese flag symbolize? Why
does China's national emblem have ears of corn on it? And why is
the song The East is Red not the national anthem when every single
Mao lighter you buy plays that tune? (For that matter, what is the
BITES: Beijing's Best Brunches
Some of the capital's best places to go to cure those morning-after-the-night-before
IN SHORT ... Translations From the Chinese Press
Bill Spanks Wrong Bottom, Lee Sues Uncle Sam, Web Wiz Fights Prejudice
FYI: A Time For Giving
Feel like sharing your holiday cheer? The following organizations
accept donations of items including bedding, clothing, kitchen utensils
and books, as well as good old-fashioned cash.