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Browsing 9 results for facet Languages with value of Mandarin.
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    Women at West China Union University

    “The coeds skirts are definitely long. Dresses fall to within 12, some even to within 10 inches off the floor. However, they are slit to the knee and it is possible to walk in a Chinese long dress. In cool weather the well dressed coed wears a sports jacket over her dress. The jacket is as simple as a man’s but more colorful. The coed is a bobby soxer. In a land of unheated buildings she has to be. Her shoes are of the sports type, with t-h-i-c-k rubber soles.†[70]

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    Professor Flaherty at West China Union University

    Don Flaherty participated in the life of the university, including giving a lecture on contemporary “life and letters†entitled “The Twentieth Century Limited.â€

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    Main Road - The City of Chengdu

    “The road in from the bridge and the old South gate is one of the city’s main arteries.†[2]

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    Bicycles in the City of Chengdu

    “In the last twenty years several of the city streets have been widened.†[68] On the modern, paved and widened streets photographed by Don Flaherty, bicycles now raced past rickshaws under the watchful gaze of modern police. “On the streets there are a few jeeps and civilian cars. At each bridge there is usually a broken-down truck, unable to make the grade. There are young Chinese, and foreigners of all ages on bicycles. There are many rickshaws: broken down public ones whose coolies wear straw sandals even in the coldest weather, and shiny private ones with pneumatic tires, upholstery, tiger skin lap robes, feather dusters and better dressed coolies.†[68-69]

  • Thumbnail for Silver Street in the city of Chengdu
    Silver Street in the city of Chengdu

    Craftsmen engages in the same sort of work usually have shops on the same street. On sliver street, artisans fashion trays, tea services, eating utensils, and delicate filigree jewelry from pure silver…Since the war brought the aluminum skins of airplanes there has sprung up an aluminum street…[68]

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    Portrait of a Man - detail of inscription

    Possibly an ancestor portrait of a Qing-type figure. Male has graying beard, wears traditional Qing cap.Bright blue, fur-lined robe decorated with cranes on phoenixes. Undergarment has 4-clawed dragons, flaming pearl, over stylized rocks and waves. Very cursive character faintly visible here. Further inscription on base of throne is written sideways.

  • Thumbnail for Plaque at temple in Kuanxian near Chengdu
    Plaque at temple in Kuanxian near Chengdu

    “There are annual sacrifices to Li-Ping at his temple at Kuanhsien, and his six characters advise to ‘Dig the channels deep and keep the dykes low’ is adhered to by a yearly cleaning of the irrigation canals.†[67]

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    Calisthenics at West China Union University

    Calisthenics. Don Flaherty also witnessed a political demonstration while in Chengdu. “The students at Szechwan National University…which is just down the Min River from Chengtu, once obtained the release of a former City councilor arrested by the secret police…[O]ne evening when [the councilor] was walking down a city street he was grabbed by a man in a jeep and whisked off to an unlighted prison cell. His wife got in touch with the Student Self Government Association at Szechwan National University, where he was well known and admired because of his speeches `in the name of the people’ there…The next morning more than 2,000 students were on the march…About one in ten left his classes at West China Union to join the protest.†[71]

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    Shop in the City of Chengdu

    “The shop fronts are open to the street, and are closed at night by putting boards in place. The family running the shop lives behind and over it in the same building.†[68]