Category Archives: China

A visit to the Mogao Caves

The Mogao Caves were something to look forward to seeing after a weekend of kite flying at the First International Dunhuang Kite Festival in April 2017. Located just 25 km outside of Dunhuang City our bus stopped at the interpretive … Continue reading

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Kite Flying on the Silk Road: First Dunhuang International Kite Festival

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To arrive in the proximity of Longitude 94° East we had traveled over 1,000 miles west from Beijing to Dunhuang in Gansu Province at the gateway to the Silk Road and arrived at Dunhuang on April 7 to be there for the opening ceremony … Continue reading

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Return to the Weifang International Kite Festival 潍坊国际风筝节 after 30 Years!

My first adventure in kite flying in China took place 30 years ago when I accompanied the American Kitefliers delegation to the 4th Annual Weifang International Kite Festival in 1987. Our group was led by the legendary David Checkley (1917-1988) … Continue reading

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The wedding of Xiaoyu Lynn Wang and Christopher Mockford at Xinfa Village

A wonderful wedding ceremony for Xiaoyu “Lynn” Wang and Christopher Mockford was held at Xinfa Village in Jilin Province, China on August 16, 2014.

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Confucius Birthday, Shandong and Weifang International Kite Festival 1987

September 28 is Confucius Birthday! As we prepared to join friends for a celebration dinner of Shandong cuisine I have memories of visiting Qufu in Shandong Province 25 years ago after a fantastic adventure to Beijing, the Great Wall of … Continue reading

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Research Visit in 2010 to General Chennault’s Command Post Cave at Old Yang Tang Airfield Guilin China

In the fall of 2010 when I was working in China for six weeks I was able to visit Guilin and tour the old Yang Tang Airfield site where the Flying Tigers were based in the 1940s. My contact at the Guilin … Continue reading

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China adventures 2010

This is a reposting of a lost WordPress blog that I tried to upload while I was living for six weeks in China in October-November 2010. I went to China on a global exchange program sponsored by my company  Wacom Technology Corp. and I … Continue reading

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