Yinchuan: Negative Space and Contentment

Yinchuan Nanguan Mosque

There's something peaceful about the desert, a place that appears so timeless, but is constantly reforming itself. Perhaps it is this sense of disquiet continuity that draws humans into this inhospitable landscape, and which has featured so prominently in the work of travel writers such as Sanmao(三毛).

Language learning beyond classes

How to get started with a language when you're not enrolled in classes, or want to go beyond what you're learning in school.