I have always been fascinated with Chinese culture myself. I think it started with my visit to the Chinese exibit at Epcot in Florida. Then years later Amy Tan's books, which are mostly about Chinese Americans but do give some insight into the culture, past and present in China. Since then I've been enamoured with Chinese Cinema. One of my favorite movies of all time is "To Live"
Of course there are many more, like the obvious, "raise the Red Lantern", "Ju Dou", "Qui Ju Goes to Court", "Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker", etc.
I want to go. The mountains in the south seem so unusual. DH doesn't want to, he wants to go to Egypt which scares me a little. lol
"For evil to flourish, it only requires that good men do nothing"--Simon Wiesenthal