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Escaping Conformity in the US and China

In this latest installment of “Dispatches …” we look at conformity in the US and China, and how living abroad can give you the tools to deal with society’s demands at home

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Chengdu Life

How to Live in Chengdu

In my time I’ve learned a few things about living in China, which I humbly offer here. Call them Pro Tips to life in China, if you will.

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Chengdu pollution

How To Handle Chengdu’s Pollution Like a Pro

Pollution in Chengdu has always been present, but it’s gotten worse recently. Here’s how you can deal with it like a pro.

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Podcast Ep. #11: Aquafude & Sustainable Aquaculture

In this episode of the podcast, we speak to the people behind Aquafude, an aquaculture startup in Chengdu.

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Uber

Cleaner, Faster, Cheaper: Uber in China

I’ve recently started using Uber in Chengdu, and have fallen in love with it. This is why I do not see many taxis in my future.

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Podcast Ep. #10: Johnny 5 Donuts

In this episode, we talk to Johnny about his business, the life he left in America, transitioning to life in Chengdu, and his aspirations in China that go way beyond just baking donuts.

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SIM Card

How to Recover Your Phone Number When You Lose a SIM Card in China

Last week I published a review of the Hongmi 1S smartphone. A week later, I lost the phone. Here’s how I got my SIM and number back.

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Endangered Languages podcast

Podcast Ep. #9: Documenting An Endangered Language

We sit down with John Van Way, a University of Hawaii PhD candidate, to talk about his study of the endangered Sichuan-native Nyarong Minyag language.

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