I am beginning to pack today and my nerves are starting to kick in. I'm having a hard time deciding exactly what I will need so I think I am just going to go by the seat of my pants...pack light and hope for the best. I'm also a little nervous about the recent earthquakes, but I was telling my mom I have never been in an earthquake or in China, so I’ll just be killing 2 birds with one stone...she didn't think that was very funny!
As for the book I read on China I wish it would have gone a little more into contemporary China. It was mostly on the history and information about the dynasties.