Beijing Scene, Volume 5, Issue 8, May 7-13

  The sent down girls
by Steven Schwankert
Joan Chen sweeps awards with directorial debut

In Short: May 7 - 11, 1999
E-conomy, virus outbreak, socking it away, net rumors, online piracy, better than viagra...

FYI: Chinese booksellers online
websites of two large Chinese bookstores, one in Beijing and one in Shanghai.

Yanghunzi vs. Shudaizi

Ask Ayi: Abacus Ayi

Comrade Language: Traditional holidays
Despite the decline in the observance of traditional Chinese cultural holidays, the comrade still wants his foreign friends to be able to answer redundant and boring questions about them.

Best Bite: Spring pancakes (Chun Bing)
A fresh and delicious snack for the masses

Book Scene: China Chic
by Valerie Steele and John S. Major
China Chic presents a solid overview of Chinese fashion through the centuries, and details China's influence on such contemporary designers as John Galliano, Christian Lacroix and Anna Sui





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