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When One Door Closes…

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April 10, 2019

After twenty-four years, we have decided to sell our gallery/building and dedicate our attention to our expanding projects in China. This was a very difficult decision for our family.

Throughout the past two decades, Door County has been our American touchstone. Our two boys, Shane and Bryce, spent every summer…


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Heritage Hotels: A Model for Sustainability

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February 23, 2019

 

 
The 2019 award season is upon us, and we are honored to be included among the top hotels in China on Tripadvisor, Agoda and in other media.  Yesterday we appeared in one of my favorite newspapers, The South China Morning Post, in an article entitled “How millennial travelers are bringing…


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Aren’t We Lovely

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February 14, 2019

 

You can’t help it, it’s deep and it’s bleeding, and it’s all we need; it’s love. Living in Xizhou, PiA fellows May and Vero see the navigations and mechanisms of Chinese love everywhere we go. In honor of this Valentine’s Day, we decided to venture into the lives and…


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Bamboo, Characters, and Cakes

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February 5, 2019

It’s known as the chattering of sparrows, the sound the tiles make when you wash them on the table. With a good set, the rectangular tiles are cool and heavy in your hand and stack together with resonant clicks. The sparrows talk to one another for a few minutes until they…


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Spring Festival 2019: Year of the Pig!

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January 25, 2019

xin nian
新 年
Chinese New Year
(Sourced from internet)
xin chun dao chu jie hao
新春到,春节好
New Year is coming,
jia jia hu hu dou re nao
家家户户都热闹,
And each household is bustling.
tie chun lian fang bian pao
贴春联,放鞭炮,
Red couplet pasting and firecracker spluttering,
jia jia hu hu gan zuo jiao
家家户户赶做饺。
Every family hurries to make dumplings.
xiao di di xiao…

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