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Mastering Chinese

How to Take Shortcuts to Elite Chinese Like I Did

A handful of discoveries, many learned the hard way, helped me leapfrog my Chinese language skills. Here are those tips, and the journey I took to get proficient at Chinese so you can do the same.

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Qingcheng Shan

Living in Qingcheng: Digital Nomad in a Chinese Mountain Town

There’s tranquility and beauty to be found outside of China’s major cities. Like Qingchen Shan, one of the birthplaces of Taoism on the outskirts of Chengdu.

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Jah Bar Chengdu

Reggae by the River: Jah Bar

In a small bar near the river in Chengdu remains the well-worn home of reggae music in the city: Jah Bar.

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Honeybee thumb

Crowdfunding Honeybees in Rural Sichuan

After contributing to a honey cooperative crowdfunding campaign years ago, I trek to Western Sichuan to explore the actual location.

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Living with Purpose

How to Live with Purpose in Chengdu

What you get out of life in Chengdu is determined by what you spend your time doing. Here are some pursuits that I’ve found meaningful in my years here.

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