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Hobbits come from China !

University here is not very intense: there are not many lessons and it seems no one is willing to help me with the research project that was supposed to fill my free time. (This is actually just the polite way to say that no one gives a s*** about me and I can do whatever pleases me).

I have thus had the opportunity to travel quite a bit during the 2 and half months I have already spent in China. I visited Beijing, Datong, Pingyao, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, hiked on the Great Wall, climbed to the top of Taishan Mountain and I still intend to go to Xi’an, travel down south as well, maybe to Yunnan province and up north to Harbin.

During my past travels, I noticed a similarity between all of these places: round doors!

Jinci temple in Taiyuan, Shanxi province
Jinci temple in Taiyuan, Shanxi province
Dai temple in Tai'an, Shandong province
Dai temple in Tai’an, Shandong province
Yuyuan garden, Shanghai
Yuyuan garden, Shanghai
Jinci temple, Taiyuan, Shanxi province
Jinci temple, Taiyuan, Shanxi province

Now you’re probably thinking “who cares”, but I could only draw one conclusion from this: Hobbits come from China!

So now you might think I am jumping to quick conclusions but I noticed something else, hobbits live in middle earth right? Well, China in Chinese is: Zhongguo. Guo means country and Zhong means middle so literally “middle country” just like “middle earth”!

So Hobbits may actually be real and they lived thousands of years ago in China!

Yuyuan garden, Shangahi
Yuyuan garden, Shanghai

Unfortunately Tolkien never traveled to China so this  kind of dismisses my theory, but who knows right?