slow progress

July 8th, 2007

So it’s slow progress. I mean, my Chinese reading isn’t quite up to the task, but I still feel like I’m getting somewhere. The Yanqing County Government website (should be a link in the blogroll under ‘Beijing’) seems to be all but useless- I can’t open anything beyond the front page. But then I found this Baidu Baike article which seems at first glance to be potentially useful. Take the introduction as an example:

延庆县�于北京市 西北部。县域地处东�115°44′-116°34′,北纬40°16′-40°47′,东与怀柔相邻,�与昌平相�,西�和北�与河北�怀��赤城接 壤。是一个北东�三�环山,西临官厅水库的�盆地,�延怀盆地,延庆�于盆地东部。总�积2000平方�米。2005年底户�人�27.6万人。

Alright, it’s not the history of the county, but still that’s a lot more info than any of the other introductions to Yanqing I’ve come across, all neat and concise and ready to be used. I’ll keep sifting through and see what I find about the history of Yanqing.

I may, perhaps, have bitten off a bit more than I can chew, but for the time being I’m enjoying this.

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