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Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor

By Karen Toussaint These terra cotta warriors stand ready to defend their emperor, even after his death.Larger During his reign, Qin Shihuangdi, China’s first emperor, was so concerned about assassination that he rarely stayed in the same palace two nights in a row. To make sure he was safe in the afterlife, he had an …

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Join Us in 2010 to Celebrate Hanoi’s 1,000th Anniversary

By Francoise Yohalem, Volunteer Team Leader for Global Volunteers In 1995 I had the pleasure of leading a Global Volunteers team to the village of Tan Hiep, located in the Mekong Delta area, some two hours south of Ho Chi Minh City. There we worked at the local high school teaching conversational English, and also …

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