Archive for January 2019

Return to the Belly of the Dragon

Peter Sherman Crosby, Dotsub’s former Chief Revenue Officer returns to China

Twenty-five years ago, in 1994, Peter Sherman Crosby embarked on a life changing journey. After many years of reporting about China as a photojournalist, Peter found himself in love with the rich history, beautiful country, and the warmth of the people, especially in the countryside. He wanted to explore rural China and share it with the world, especially Americans, who were already beginning to fear the People’s Republic. It was the adventure of a lifetime!

Peter rode his bicycle from Beijing to Hong Kong, about 2000 miles, for National Geographic TV and Monitor Radio. See the National Geographic video here.

It was in 2015 that Peter went back to a much-changed China. Not only the stunning urban areas – modernity is reaching average citizens in the more central, rural, and rugged areas as well. This visit is documented here in episode 1 . Will Peter find the Lui family after so many years?? See episode 2 to find out.

So, after more than eight years with Dotsub, Peter is leaving to pursue another dream – to embark on a journey to rediscover today’s China and to reconnect with the warm and generous people he met there. Peter’s project is to bicycle the whole route again, all 2,000 miles, to find old friends and document the many positive changes. An adventure of a lifetime – again!

You can find out more about Peter’s Belly Of The Dragon project here. All of the videos are gathered here. All modern videos are captioned by Dotsub, of course!

You can also sign up for regular updates here.

Please join the Dotsub family in wishing Peter a wonderful journey! We are very proud of Peter pursuing such a challenge – and at his age! We will be following him as he rolls through China!

Bon Voyage Peter!