Resources in the series Cities of China

Feb 13

Changchun!

by Joann Pittman

From the series Cities of China

When I was living in Changchun in the 1990s, as the city was beginning to shed the past and put on a modern skin, I often wondered what it would look like twenty years hence. This video answers the question.

Nov 7, 2016

Harbin!

by Joann Pittman

From the series Cities of China

Harbin, situated in the heart of China’s northeast is the capital of Heilongjiang province. Once part of the Manchu homeland and later a Russian outpost, the city today is one of the major industrial and commercial centers of northeast China.

Sep 23, 2016

Sanya!

by Joann Pittman

From the series Cities of China

A look at Sanya, the Hawaii (and snowbird destination) of China.

Aug 8, 2016

Luoyang!

by Joann Pittman

From the series Cities of China

Here’s a question for you: what was the capital of China when Jesus was born? If you said Luoyang, in Henan province, then you are correct! It was the capital of the Han Dynasty, which lasted from 206 BC to AD 220.

Jun 27, 2016

Chongqing!

by Joann Pittman

From the series Cities of China

You may have heard that Chongqing is China’s largest city by population (approximately 30 million), but as is the case with many things in China, “nothing is as it seems.”

May 16, 2016

Dalian!

by Joann Pittman

From the series Cities of China

I’ve only been to Dalian once, and that was way back in 1992. I was studying Chinese in Changchun at the time, and a classmate and I decided to head to Dalian for a weekend getaway at the only western hotel in the city, a Holiday Inn. Western food! CNN! It was great.

Apr 4, 2016

Wuhan!

by Joann Pittman

From the series Cities of China

My first visit to Wuhan was in January of 1984. I was travelling with a group of 17 teachers on a boat trip down the Yangtze River from Chongqing to Wuhan. We disembarked in Wuhan three days before Spring Festival, and set out to acquire 17 train tickets to Guangzhou. Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty.

Feb 29, 2016

Changsha!

by Joann Pittman

From the series Cities of China

I have been to Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, twice and have three distinct memories. 

Dec 21, 2015

Chengdu!

by Joann Pittman

From the series Cities of China

My first visit to Chengdu was in 1985, just before the Spring Festival holiday in late January. Having just completed one semester of teaching in Zhengzhou, Henan Province my teammates and I decided to take a boat ride down the Yangtze River from Chongqing to Wuhan on our way out to Hong Kong for a teaching conference. A dozen or so other teachers working in other parts of the country wanted to make the journey as well, so we decided to meet up in Chengdu.

Oct 16, 2015

Hangzhou!

by Joann Pittman

From the series Cities of China

What is the most beautiful place in China?