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FOOD, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

King Cabbage

The people’s vegetable that helped northerners get through winter

ARTS

En Pointe

The highs and lows of a life dedicated to ballet

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First Man

A colorful ceremony honors the prehistoric Yellow Emperor, known as the “forefather of all Chinese”

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LIVING IN CHINA

Pedal Power

Take a seat in the kingdom of the tricycle

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Going Coastal

China goes to the beach, come rain or shine

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LIFE, PHOTO STORY

Bean Scenes

Café culture blossoms as Chinese youths seek homes away from home

FOOD

Bambooze

In the bamboo forests of Ningbo, distillers produce a notoriously delicious firewater

SOCIETY

A Little Learning

Rural schools endure, despite lack of funding—or pupils

TRAVEL

Shower of the Gods

In deepest Yunnan, a purification ritual brings peace to the living—and the dead

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Burning In the New Year

Lighting incense at Lingyin Temple for an auspicious year ahead

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