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Autumn 2002

Autumn 2002

Volume 78, Number 4

• The South in a Global World by James Peacock
• Flying Horses on the Silk Road by Russell Fraser
• Uncle Jeff Davis by Beauvais McCaddon
• Fiction by Philip Gould, William D. Schaefer, Norman German
• Poetry by Patrick Donnelly, Daniel Tobin, Jim Daniels, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Michael Chitwood, Robert Wrigley, David Musgrove, Ross Taylor, Eric Pankey

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Flying Horses on the Silk Road

The warriors of Xi'an stood in darkness for 2,000 years, watching over their dead emperor. He was Qin, pronounced Chin, whose successors built the Great Wall and gave a name to China. The warriors are ranked in battalions, archers, cavalry with their horses, charioteers, and infantry wielding lances and swords. Though unmistakably Chinese, each has different features. Their hair styles are different, close cropped or luxuriating like their mustaches and beards. The baked earth they are made of is easily broken, and thousands have gone back to dust. But thousands remain, lifesize and still at the ready.

 

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