Ian Clayton has been out to China to work at the University of Changchun for two months. As well as the work, he also got a bit of time to travel around. Here are a few photos.
A warm welcome
Laiking pat-a-cake at Changchun University
So, Professor Clayton, what exactly are your thoughts on Shakespeare’s use of iambic pentameter?
The Clayton method, part one.
That Bringing It All Back Home book travels well
Song For My Father arrives at the Freedom Cafe
Tea with the Chairman
Bootleg CD car boot sale.
Exercising with the People’s Choir in the Cultural Square
When you look at a sign at the start of a walk in an English woodland, it usually tells you to look out for a certain bluebell. this one up on Changbai Mountain reminds you that Siberian tigers roam hereabouts!
This is Changbai Shan, the most famous mountain in china up on the border with North Korea. In fact, the shoreline across the lake is North Korea! This is Heaven Lake and it’s rare that the clouds lift enough to see such a good view, it’s up near 10,000 feet, the highest volcanic lake in the world.
The only outlet from the Heaven Lake in Changbai Mountain and the source of three of Northern China’s rivers.
With the great Guan Dawo, who has made two photographic trips to Tibet and come back with some stunning pictures of a disappearing world.
I went to see an exhibition of the photographs of my friend Guan Dawo and somebody gave me a bunch of flowers. as my old gran used to say ‘Our Ian will get where water can’t!’
I liked this one so much I bought it!
One of the loveliest theatres, the old Beijing Opera Temple Theatre, in continuous performance since the 1600s.
Beijing’s oldest purveyor of fine hats.
Beijing Royal Gardens. If you have ever seen The Last Emperor, this is the path they carried him down on his sedan chair.
Man on a wall.
All you need is lavender.
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