Seeing Red

Want to get beyond your misconceptions of long-vilified, suddenly mourned, ever-important China? Then go.

Adventures await in China     Photo: Photodisc

I'VE LIVED IN SICHUAN for the past year. During that time, I've seen my Western friends decry the government, bemoan the Olympics, and then, following this May's earthquake, extend deep sympathies. Here's the thing: Most of what you read about China is distorted. In order to get to know this place—and in order to really help quake victims—you need to see it for yourself.

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