A Jersey Guy's Excellent Adventure in China

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Monk’s 16-Year Odyssey Ended at Wild Goose Pagoda

I was feeling a little travel weary until I read about Xuanzang, a 7th-century Chinese monk who went on a 16-year, 100-plus country pilgrimage and returned home with one of the greatest collections of Buddhist scriptures in history. I learned more about Xuanzang at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an, part of the Da… Read More ›

Hometown Feeling at Chinese BBQ Restaurant

Last night at a Zhengzhou restaurant, I met a teacher who grew up near me in the Philadelphia area, a bar owner who went to high school near the city where I worked on my first daily newspaper and a Ph.D. student who goes to college near my home in New Jersey. Talk about a… Read More ›