A Mountain Talks About Time
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Kexin Zhang and I had a series of conversations about Beijing Standard Time, the unified time zone for China decreed by Mao Zedong in 1949. Although the country expands five time zones, everyone lives their life under Beijing’s. I asked Kexin to write a short description of how it works, and then we translated the text back and forward between English and Mandarin until it was almost wholly abstract.