An update on the week’s events here in Beijing, though compared to the seething hot beds of revolution which are Tripoli and, apparently, Madison, Wisconsin, Beijing has been rather quiet.
The second looks at the meaning of drought in Chinese history, and why drought was often the most destabilizing of natural disasters in China’s past.
(Though I guess when you start writing about the weather, it’s probably time to wrap up the guest blogging gig.*)
*Update: Sure enough, last night…it snowed. Not enough to really make a difference and it was almost certainly the work of the Weather Modification Gnomes BUT not the best timing.