Posts Tagged ‘china tours’

Book of the Week – Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Snow Flower and the Secret FanOur book partner, Longitude books is always searching for new books to inspire and inform your travels.

This week, they recommend you spend an hour or two with Lisa See’s novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

Set in 19th-century rural Hunan China, the book traces the lives of two women living with foot-binding, arranged marriages, and war.

Our travelers have always been and remain fascinated with China, one of our most popular destinations. Learn more about traveling to China with our experts.

Body of General Cao Cao discovered 1,700 years after death

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

China’s Yangtze River

Chinese general and Han Dynasty Chancellor Cao Cao was buried in central China after his death in CE 220. His tomb in China’s Henan province was first excavated in late 2008, and archeologists have since unearthed more than 250 artifacts. After following a passage of more than 100 feet, workers recently came upon the underground chamber where Cao Cao was buried with his wife and a younger woman, possibly a servant. Cao Cao fathered 25 sons and was also a celebrated poet and author, but had a reputation as a cruel and merciless tyrant. Whatever the case, click here for more on his very eventful life.

If you’re a teenager thinking about what to do next summer (or looking for something for your teenagers to do), consider your own eventful trip to China for our High School Study Abroad program. Here’s your chance to learn a bit of Chinese, hang out with some Chinese teenagers, go to the Great Wall, see the Terra Cotta Warriors, and even do some volunteer work in Beijing.

If you were an archeologist, what would you want to unearth?