Erling Hoh

For Erling Hoh's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Apr 24, 2001

Conserving world heritage in Dunhuang

DUNHUANG, China — Approaching China across the Eurasian continent, one crosses the Tianshan mountains only to be confronted by the mighty Taklamakan Desert, with its sinister epigraph: “If you go in, you won’t come out.” At Kashgar, the Silk Road divides into two branches, ...

Feb 28, 2001

A phoenix from the ashes

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Down by the corniche, a legend of classical antiquity is rising from the ashes as miraculously as a phoenix. This summer, the new $200 million Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a spectacular piece of high-tech architecture billed as the revival of the Ancient Library ...