China On The Brink - Xian http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/taxonomy/term/95/0 en Xian in Photos: Week Three http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/xian-photos-week-three <p><div class="slideshowpro" id="slideshowpro-2"><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="640" height="465" id="ssp-player-2" align="middle"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="FlashVars" value="xmlfilepath=http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/ssp/bestweek3&parameters=allowFullScreen:&#039;true&#039;,galleryAppearance:Hidden,contentAlign=Left:,feedbackPreloaderAppearance:Line,transitionPause:2,transitionLength:1,permalinks:Off," /> <param name="movie" value="/sites/all/modules/slideshowpro/ssp.swf" /> <param name="quality" value="high" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /> <embed FlashVars="xmlfilepath=http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/ssp/bestweek3&parameters=allowFullScreen:&#039;true&#039;,galleryAppearance:Hidden,contentAlign=Left:,feedbackPreloaderAppearance:Line,transitionPause:2,transitionLength:1,permalinks:Off," src="/sites/all/modules/slideshowpro/ssp.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" allowFullScreen="true" width="640" height="465" name="ssp-player-2" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /> </object></div></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/xian-photos-week-three#comments Travel Diary Xian Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:39:12 -0600 admin 291 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com michels_week3_shaver http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/michelsweek3shaver <p>For Xian shop owners who live in their stores, even personal grooming ends up in the public realm.</p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/michelsweek3shaver#comments Travel Diary Xian bestweek3 Thu, 10 Jul 2008 23:53:49 -0600 Patrick Michels 403 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com michels_week3_bowing http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/michelsweek3bowing <p>A man rests on a bench near Xian’s drum tower, one of the city’s major tourist attractions.</p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/michelsweek3bowing#comments Travel Diary Xian bestweek3 Thu, 10 Jul 2008 23:53:48 -0600 Patrick Michels 402 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com michels_week3_3taiqi http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/michelsweek33taiqi <p>The park lining Xian's city walls fills with people practicing tai chi in the early morning hours.</p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/michelsweek33taiqi#comments Travel Diary Xian bestweek3 Thu, 10 Jul 2008 23:53:48 -0600 Patrick Michels 401 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com Religion in China http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/religion-china <pre><div id="player">Please download the latest Flash player to view slideshow</div> <script type="text/javascript">var so = new SWFObject('http://www.jeroenwijering.com/embed/player.swf','mpl','600','450','8');so.addParam('allowscriptaccess','always');so.addParam('allowfullscreen','true');so.addVariable('height','450');so.addVariable('width','600');so.addVariable('file','http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/files/video/religion_mueller.flv');so.addVariable('image','http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/files/video/religion_mueller_titleslide.jpg');so.addVariable('displayheight','450');so.addVariable('sea<p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/religion-china">read more</a></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/religion-china#comments Beijing religion Shanghai The New Citizen Xian Wed, 09 Jul 2008 21:05:37 -0600 Larissa Mueller 400 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com reno_week3_6 http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/renoweek36 <p>An elderly woman hand sews shoes on the street in Wei Zhuang.</p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/renoweek36#comments Travel Diary Xian bestweek3 Tue, 24 Jun 2008 18:01:43 -0600 L.A. Reno 381 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com fan_week3_2 http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/fanweek32 <p>Local church overseer Lei Zimei welcomes visitors into her home in Wei Zhuan, a village north of Xian.</p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/fanweek32#comments Travel Diary Xian bestweek3 Tue, 24 Jun 2008 17:58:25 -0600 Katherine Fan 380 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com Earthquake shifts views of psychology in China http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/earthquake-shifts-views-psychology-china <p>He Quanjia picks up his six-year-old daughter so she can get a better view of the 211-foot-tall Big Goose pagoda, a Buddhist temple that attracts numerous tourists to Xian every year. He, his wife Gao Li, and their two young daughters, are visiting the 1,000-year-old temple that although is well-preserved, was closed to visitors for structural damage caused by the earthquake in Sichuan province last May.</p> <p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/earthquake-shifts-views-psychology-china">read more</a></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/earthquake-shifts-views-psychology-china#comments Travel Diary Beijing children earthquake Ganzu government Growing Pains psychology Shanghai Sichuan Xian Tue, 24 Jun 2008 03:45:08 -0600 Carol Schliesinger 363 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com China's Crowded Churches Stifle 'Religious Warmth' http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/chinas-crowded-churches-stifle-religious-warmth <p><!--StartFragment--><br /> <p class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 13px"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The group of eight assembles every Sunday morning, risking arrest.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">On a Sunday morning in June, they filed into a tiny, windowless underground apartment in Beijing to attend a Christian church service in the second little room to the left of the front door. Pastor He Xian spent the next two hours leading his small flock in hymns and delivering a sermon as congregants sat attentively on plastic folding chairs about four feet away.</p> <p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/chinas-crowded-churches-stifle-religious-warmth">read more</a></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/chinas-crowded-churches-stifle-religious-warmth#comments Beijing Christianity Growing Pains Hangzhou religion Shanghai The New Citizen Xian Tue, 24 Jun 2008 02:47:50 -0600 Zachary Warmbrodt 351 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com mueller_week3_07 http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/node/345 <p>A weaver spins thread for a funeral feast cloth in the village of Wei Zhuang.</p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/node/345#comments - None - Xian bestweek3 Tue, 24 Jun 2008 01:15:47 -0600 Larissa Mueller 345 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com