Herbs, tea, soup and monks-a Chinese experience4 min read 26 Apr 2012, 11:21 PM IST
Herbs, tea, soup and monks-a Chinese experience
For my first trip to China some time ago, I chose not Beijing or Shanghai, but Yunnan. As a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), I was more interested in China’s herbs and healing traditions than Shanghai’s infrastructure buzz or Beijing’s vaunted economic policies. Yunnan, I believed, was where Chinese traditions began and where its ferocious ambition came to stillness. It is the old China that exists in Bette Bao Lord’s books and Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
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