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» Chinese Poker: a beginner’s guide
06/12/18 04:52 from ChinaHush
Every single day millions of people all around the world settle down for a game of poker  -in casinos, in bars and, more and more today, online too. There are also a huge number of different types ...

» Do People Celebrate Christmas in China?
05/12/18 19:01 from Chinese Blog
When I lived in China, I always got the same question from family and friends around this time of year – “Do people celebrate Christmas in China?” The short answer is “Yes,&...

» The BEST VPN for China: Our Top 5 Choices (Dec 2018)
05/12/18 14:10 from chinaSMACK
After months of extensive testing here in China, we’ve updated our Best China VPN guide to help you unblock the web and access Facebook, Google, Youtube, Instagram, Whatsapp, and others. [...

» Huang Qi’s Fight for Human Rights in China
03/12/18 11:00 from Chinese Blog
Huang Qi (黄琦) is a Chinese webmaster and human rights activist. In 1998 Huang Qi founded (创办chuàng bàn) the 64 Tianwang website to disseminate reports about Chinese citizens who had been trafficked...

» Best VPNs for China in 2018 (that still work despite the ban)
01/12/18 14:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Update December 2018: As many of you know, China has already cracked down on VPNs throughout the first half of 2018 and most recently in late October of this year. Not only that, but the Chinese go...

» What are the Most Popular Card Games in Asia?
27/11/18 15:02 from ChinaHush
It’s often been said that the 21st century will belong to Asia. Sports wise we’ve already seen the football world cup hosted by South Korea and Japan in 2002, the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 and th...

» Being Direct in Chinese
27/11/18 13:00 from Chinese Blog
When you travel or move to China, a little bit of culture shock (文化冲击 – wén huà chōng jí) is inevitable. I know I certainly experienced it when I first moved there, whether it was trying diff...

» Understanding “Xinjiang Time” and China’s Two Time Zones
26/11/18 14:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Does Xinjiang have two time zones? While traveling around Xinjiang, at some point you’ll likely here the terms “Xinjiang time” and “Beijing time” thrown around. I̵...

» Alibaba Breaks Singles’ Day Sales Record
15/11/18 19:48 from Chinese Blog
Singles’ Day (光棍节 – guāng gùn jié), China’s anti-Valentine’s Day, just happened on 11/11. While it started out as a day for single college students to go out to eat together, it h...

» The Disappearance of Fan Bingbing, China’s Most Famous Actress
13/11/18 13:20 from Chinese Blog
A Chinese proverb says: 人怕出名猪怕壮 (rén pà chū míng zhū pà zhuàng). It means “people fear of getting famous just like pigs fear of getting fat”. Everyone wants to enjoy the benefits of fame like every...

» Xinjiang in the Winter | Traveler’s Guide for What to See & Do
12/11/18 14:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
What is there to see around Xinjiang in winter? It used to be that Xinjiang tourism practically shut down between the months of November and March. Travelers were so few that most tourism sites shu...

» Uyghur Customs | 26 Rules for Hosting or Being Hosted
29/10/18 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Hosting or being hosted by somebody from a different culture can always be a bit stressful, and for me the Uyghur culture with all the nuances of Uyghur customs, has been no different. The post Uyg...

» How to Rent a Car in China | Traveler’s Guide
22/10/18 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
No tourist buses. No blazing hot sun beating down on me. No need to pay an entrance fee. Just the pure joy of independent travel in my favorite province in China. The post How to Rent a Car in Chin...

» Karamay, Xinjiang | China’s Richest City
15/10/18 19:05 from Xinjiang: Far West China
You would imagine that Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong or one of many other cities might top China's list of richest cities. But you'd be wrong. China's richest city is in a place you would least expe...

» 20 Best Xinjiang Books Reviewed & Ranked
25/09/18 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
What are the best Xinjiang books to read? Whether you’re looking to travel to Xinjiang or you just want to understand the situation in Xinjiang better, I’d like to point you toward the ...

» Buzkashi Explained: Mysterious Rules & Traditions
17/09/18 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
What is “Buzkashi” and how is it played? I’ve had the privilege of witnessing a number of games of Buzkashi and in addition to sharing some of my favorite photos from these experi...

» Do I Need a Special Visa or Permit for Xinjiang?
10/09/18 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Is there a special visa or permit required to travel to Xinjiang? This is a question that I get quite a few times throughout the travel season and it seems that there might be conflicting informati...

» Ultimate Guide to Learning Uyghur
03/09/18 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Are you interested in learning the Uyghur language? While the resources are sparse, they do exist. In this ultimate guide to learning Uyghur, I’d like to share with you what’s available...

» The Unbearable Lightness of Beijing: July 2018
27/07/18 08:13 from The Useless Tree
Most of the usual haunts haven’t changed...

» Some Pieces for The China Channel
05/07/18 15:00 from The Useless Tree
While this blog has been dark for a few months, I've been writing some stuff for The China Channel, a rather new endeavor sponsored by the LA Review of Books. I'm going to leave the links here, sin...

» Podcast #28: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Chengdu
17/05/18 04:58 from Chengdu Living
In this episode I'm joined by Jerry and Andrew of CDBJJ, a local Brazilian jiu-jitsu organization founded in 2011. The post Podcast #28: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Chengdu appeared first on Chengdu Liv...

» Comfort in Anxiety: Embracing Uncertainty with Artist Jordan Xiang
14/05/18 11:44 from Chengdu Living
Insight into how Chengdu artist Jordan Xiang embraces uncertainty, rejects denial, and finds beauty in the bathroom. The post Comfort in Anxiety: Embracing Uncertainty with Artist Jordan Xiang appe...

» Tell Me All About Your Bookshelves (Past and Present)
12/04/18 04:15 from A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai
  Ten years ago, approximately, I left Istanbul, and along with a city that I loved/loathed, I also left behind a lot of books. By this, I want to absolutely […]

» Damn, That Shit’s Elusive: The Happiness Project Revisited (Plus Books! I have books!)
04/04/18 05:42 from A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai
About a year ago, probably longer, I announced that I would be revisiting the 100 Happy Days challenge. You know the one- you post every day for 100 days something […]

» The Best Mandarin Chinese Learning Apps that Really Work!
13/03/18 16:21 from chinaSMACK
Learning Chinese has never been more convenient now that everyone carries a smartphone in their pocket. There are a number of Mandarin Chinese learning apps for iPhone and Android out on the market...

» Podcast #27: One Month in Chinese Jail
04/02/18 16:00 from Chengdu Living
On this episode of the podcast I'm joined by Doug, who just emerged from nearly one month in a Chinese jail due to a visa law violation. The post Podcast #27: One Month in Chinese Jail appeared fir...

» Podcast #26: Mastering Chinese
22/01/18 12:19 from Chengdu Living
In this episode of the podcast I have a conversation with Phil, one half of the Chengdu-based Chinese language program called Mandarin Blueprint. The post Podcast #26: Mastering Chinese appeared fi...

» Two Chinese Smartphones Worth Checking Out
08/01/18 17:21 from ChinaHush
We love our smartphones, and they are steadily replacing more of our gadgets like digital cameras and alarm clocks, in fact, research has shown that making an actual phone call is way down on the l...

» China’s ongoing love affair with gambling
03/01/18 15:00 from ChinaHush
It was recently reported that Macau’s gambling industry is seven times bigger than Vegas. That’s quite a large sum of money, especially when you consider that Vegas makes $6.5 billion a year – Maca...

» Gambling in China
01/01/18 17:24 from ChinaHush
When it comes to gambling, China is a country of extraordinary diversity as for decades most forms of gambling have been illegal but despite this fact the country ranks number one in gambling reven...

» Thoughts on the Classic of Filial Respect 孝經 and Student Protest in Hong Kong
28/12/17 07:47 from The Useless Tree
This past semester, on leave from my usu...

» Podcast #25: Moving Money Out of China & Bitcoin
24/12/17 10:46 from Chengdu Living
In this episode of the podcast I sit down with Americans Johnny (of Johnny 5 Donuts, a previous podcast guest) and Mac to talk about moving money out of China and more specifically, bitcoin in Chin...

» Legal Exoneration: A Confucian Perspective
11/12/17 12:24 from The Useless Tree
A reader messaged to ask for a Confucian...

» Hey, Shanghai, I missed you, y’know?
07/12/17 08:19 from A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai
  I wasn’t sure if China wanted me back. The fact that I managed to set the Contagious Disease Carrier detector off at immigration at Pudong Airport was a moment...

» Mass Evictions in Beijing: What Would Mencius Do?
01/12/17 03:45 from The Useless Tree
Beijing gets cold this time of year and ...