Way Back When

All Good Things Come To An End

From Governor in Guangzhou to Prisoner in India, Ye Mingchen was probably the unluckiest official as Governer-General of Guangdong…

Peter Parker in Canton

That there was figure in Guangdong history who also shares his name with a famous web slinger…Now, that’s just…

Guardians of the past

They rise from the rice fields and bamboo groves of Kaiping County, eternal Monuments to the dynamic Cantonese spirit…

Playing expat is Dangerous

Even in the PRD, where all are from somewhere else, it’s tough. Did the Sichuan waitress mock your tones?…

the old Kingdom of Nanyue

The ruins and records of an ancient kingdom are locked beneath the glass and steel of the modern Pearl…

Military Ghosts of Modern China

On May 1, 1924, on Changzhou Island, a motley crew of unlikely allies celebrated the opening of one of…

The Boat CLAIMING South Sea

Shipwrecks are time capsules. Hidden beneath waves, they are suspended in silt and sand. Just down the coast from…

A Summer of Anniversaries

In the heady early months of the Opium War…

The Electric Camel

Workers who support society are both hated and loved. Do they help or get in the way? One thing’s…

Forever Repeating the Past

Thousands of years of making one mistake after another and we’ll probably continue that way ad infinitum. Isn’t it…