But his trials are not over yet, as threats from without and within would claim leadership of his empire for themselves.The 10 episode second season includes new and returning cast: Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), Michelle Yeoh (the Handmaiden), Joan Chen (Empress Chabi), Zhu Zhu (Kokachin), Tom Wu (Hundred Eyes), Olivia Cheng (Mei Lin), Claudia Kim (Khutulun), Rick Yune (Kaidu), Remy Hii (Prince Jingim), Mahesh Jadu (Ahmad) and Uli Latukefu (Byamba), among others.
Answers are said to echo back to them in ancient dialects from long-deceased prophets – and need translating.
The “Ger District” that covers hill after hill outside the city with brick and tent-like dwellings resembles a shantytown with dusty dirt roads – but only on the surface.
The ger (sometimes called “yurt”) that I visited was a well-organized compound of three brick buildings, the main one having flat-screen TVs, state-of-art internet equipment, and nearby schools where children in natty uniforms pour out after classes. ” In tentative English, another ger dweller strikes up a conversation about Beethoven – not knowing that classical music has brought me to UB.
One ger dweller told me, “They’re trying to get us to move into apartments to cut down on air pollution [caused by coal-burning stoves], but they require a 20-year mortgage. In this child-oriented culture, expecting mothers listen to western classical music believing that their kids will come out smarter. The one English-alphabet sign you see in the Ger District is “karaoke.” When mini-van bus drivers stop to announce a destination, what sounds like a lustily-intoned secular chant is, in fact, the name of a well-known hospital. The coal and copper industry in what was nicknamed “Minegolia” enjoyed double-digit growth until China cut its imports, which is why the city seems stopped in its tracks.
Young Mongolians like American pop music, but rock group The Lemons has a new polished-pop release, that has a higher profile here than anything imported.
The famous Mongolian throat singers – whose rumbly vocalizations emit two pitches at once – make for nasty hip hop. ensemble to play in Ulaanbaatar, maybe because imports haven’t been all that prized.
But aggressive motorists remind you that Mongolians once dominated the world.
“Chinggis Khaan,” as he is known here, is memorialized in huge statues, even in graffiti.
Authorities say the former Union City resident posed online as a young girl to trick teen girls into exposing themselves on their web cameras.
Investigators say he threatened to post those images online if the girls didn’t engage in further sexual conduct.
The victim was able to take a photo of her computer screen, which showed Derringer’s face via webcam.