22 November 2011
Sexual education was never considered to be one of the merits of a virtuous wife in European tradition whereas it was quite the opposite in China: a good wife or a concubine had to be able to please her husband by means most refined and dainty, what is more not only had she to let other women have her husband but also had to attend upon them during the intercourse. And although rigorous —onfucians might have been displeased no one was condemned for these transgressions.
16 August 2011
"As soon as winter came, in squares and public places all over the land, ice hills were erected, usually near a river. They were constructed of wood - a narrow long-legged temporary stage that rose to a height of 30 or 40 feet and sometimes even higher.
7 August 2011
"Literature, real literature, must not be gulped down like some potion which may be good for the heart or good for the brain—the brain, that stomach of the soul.
18 July 2011
We are curious about so many things. We asked different interesting people to tell us about what they know best and what we have no idea about.