Sibuxiang’s Fond Farewell
Sincere thanks for your loyal following and readership since we launched the Sibuxiang blog in June, 2009.
As explained in the original introduction to the blog back then, I began by sharing anecdotes and experiences from my travels in China beginning before the Open Door and Reform. era, during the early days of that era, and on to the present.
Sibuxiang’s vantage point was that of a long-term foreign resident reflecting on the great differences between the recent past and present in China. I think it’s time for a new approach, so in the very near future you will see my blog relaunched with a new name, a new vantage point, and a new perspective.
Some things won’t change. My brain, for example, and the way I see things, are the same, for better or worse. Our bi-lingual Chinese and English presentation will also remain.
Before signing off I also wish to thank my colleagues who have so ably assisted with translation, web development, design, formatting and technical support, without which Sibuxiang might have ended up as “不三不四” (bu san bu si: neither here nor there). Many thanks indeed!
Watch this space for a new blog, and I hope you will share some feedback. One final question I would invite your suggestions on: some readers have encouraged me to publish a bi-lingual collection of Sibuxiang blog posts in book form. My own inclination is that this might be a waste of paper. Your thoughts?