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Seeing Raptors for the First Time (with Avery)

When sparks go flying, When raptors fall with injured wings, When little girls reach out beyond the frame to crows and ravens, singing; a chirp and caw of destiny evermore,…

Arielle Emmett wins Fulbright Specialty Grant to Develop Online Visual Journalism in Indonesia

Washington, D.C., September 2014.  Arielle S Emmett, Ph.D. has been selected for a Fulbright Specialist grant in Communications and journalism at University Padjadjaran, West Java Indonesia for spring 2015. As…

What I Meant to Tell you about Mongolia

What I Meant to Tell You About Mongolia Hello friends and family– Chapter 1: Mongolia. After waiting in Beijing Capital Airport October 1 for 18 hours for a flight to…

The Chinese Glass Menagerie

In Beijing this past November, my creative writing class read Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. It’s a play about family abandonment, the interactions and spoiled dreams of an American mother…

In Beijing and Shanghai: Feasts and Leftovers

  February 17 — Shanghai Bund.   My 33 year old friend Wang Qian is one of the best feasts of human nature that I have encountered in China. Call…

‘Remains of the Grains’ — Dynasty dolls in Xian are all faces in the dust, reminding me of what I should leave behind in my own afterlife

Bin Ma Yong, a Terra Cotta Warrior, Tomb #3. Photo by Arielle Emmett (c) Arielle Emmett *No photos or text reproduced without permission. In Xian yesterday I made a clean…

To Lijiang on the Road to Tibet

  On the outskirts of Lijiang, Yunnan Province, Wu Ka Meng “reads” the  Naxi pictographs outside Da Baoji temple May 31, 2012, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China: When we boarded the…