Good Stuff from the Beeb: History of Ideas

The BBC does produce some wonderful stuff. For the History of Ideas series, a series of excellent animations have been produced on a whole variety of topics. You can see them on the HoI pages, but Adobe Flash is needed, which I try to avoid. So I’ve gathered the YouTube links. Each theme contains four narrated animations about 2 minutes long.

Page 1: What Does it mean to be Me?

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Chi Lin Nunnery

We’re visiting Hong Kong. The other day CJ took us out for some dan-dan-mien (noodles), which seems to be a comfort food for her and Gia. After lunch, CJ suggested that we visit Chi Lin Nunnery. The nunnery is not terrible old—founded in 1934—but was rebuilt in the 1990’s using traditional methods. It has beautiful gardens that are open to the public with no charge.

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