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January 27, 20123 Comments

Photos: Center for Zuo Yue Zi, Chinese tradition of postpartum recovery, charges US$60,000 per month in Shanghai

From Sina It is common sense that women after giving birth need rest and nutrition among other things to regain strength. In China, the postnatal recovery is a rite of passage that no woman skimps. A long list of dos and don’ts widely believed to be wholesome for new mothers, based on Chinese folk medicine [...]

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April 9, 20118 Comments

Hong Kong sex ed illustration causes stir among mainland Chinese netizens

From NetEase “Where did I come from?” Whenever Chinese parents are asked this question by their kids, they have bones in their throats. Recently, a series of pictures of a sex education textbook used in Hong Kong were posted on China’s popular discussion forum MOP, which answers this question with simple language and illustrations. Many [...]

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