Expatriated

Explaining First-Tiers, again

An incredible amount of fuss has been made about Dongguan becoming a first-tier city. The question is, why? One…

Chinese Internet Blues

With news that VPNs and similar services are set to be banned, there’s more reason than ever to maximize…

On a Chinese Screen

Popular wisdom tells us that living abroad is good for us. It broadens horizons, imparts new perspectives and bestows…

Middle Kingdom Madness

Though China is an awesome place to live, it may not necessarily be the first place you think of…

Pride’s Sleight of Hand

Nationalism isn’t a new trick, but it’s one that’s sure to be vigorously used for eternity. Is loving your…

Journey to the East

So, big dreamer, you didn’t go native in China, but don’t worry. that’s probably a good thing…

From A Former Career Advisor

People often talk about the strange things they see, but how about the strange things they do to stay…

Chinese Myths and Other Stories

When people ask all kinds of bizarre questions about China, just how weird can they get?

Making the Heart Grow Madder

Here we are, half a world away from home and we’re out of the loop. Cut off from our…

The Ghost at Chinese Christmas

For many in China, Christmas is just not quite the same as the long-lost holiday back home…