China Scenes: Yulin, Guangxi

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by Brian Glucroft

Jim asked me to share some of my photos -- especially those "from the parts of the country left off standard tour routes" in China. So periodically I'll be posting photos from a variety of regions. 

My goal is not to paint a full story of China with a short series of photos - that is simply not possible.  However, I do hope to add some color to your understanding of the people & places of a very large country.  I'd be particularly interested to hear any thoughts or questions about the photos.  For example, things that you find interesting, puzzling, etc.  As always this week, you can reach me (and any of the other guest bloggers) here.

My earlier post warning of Chinese children training for a potential attack used evidence gathered in Yulin, Guangxi.  Here is a photo of a less nefarious scene in Yulin at a street market in the central shopping district:

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Based in Shanghai for over 4 years, Brian Glucroft has worked as a researcher in the user experience field for online services, electronic devices, and software companies, including Microsoft China, and has a new blog at Isidor's Fugue.


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James Fallows is based in Washington as a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He has worked for the magazine for nearly 30 years and in that time has also lived in Seattle, Berkeley, Austin, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and Beijing. He was raised in Redlands, California, received his undergraduate degree in American history and literature from Harvard, and received a graduate degree in economics from Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. In addition to working for The Atlantic, he has spent two years as chief White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter, two years as the editor of US News & World Report, and six months as a program designer at Microsoft. He is an instrument-rated private pilot. He is also now the chair in U.S. media at the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, in Australia.

Fallows has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award five times and has won once; he has also won the American Book Award for nonfiction and a N.Y. Emmy award for the documentary series Doing Business in China. He was the founding chairman of the New America Foundation. His recent books Blind Into Baghdad (2006) and Postcards From Tomorrow Square (2009) are based on his writings for The Atlantic. His latest book is China Airborne. He is married to Deborah Fallows, author of the recent book Dreaming in Chinese. They have two married sons.

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