Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 9:29AM
[chuck] in Art, China, Shan Tianfang, pingshu

We were heading into Beijing from the airport at 1:00 AM after flying for 16 hours.  All was dark and the driver had the radio on. The eerie sounds of pingshu, or traditional Chinese story telling, filled the cab. For the time and the place and my state of mind - it was a delightful dose of surrealism. [NOTE: The voice on the clip is that of Shan Tianfang, a well-known pingshu performer].

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