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Why I Can't Leave Chengdu

Why I Can’t Leave Chengdu

Now that the Chengdu compound is finished, it’s time to set sights on an even greater prize: compounds across the world!

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Polite Lie

China’s Social Institution of the Polite Lie

Why does China as a society so often rely on polite lies to avoid the discomfort of being direct?

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Parent Eaters

How to Eat Your Parents

Revealing an insatiable desire for more of everything, Parent Eaters threaten China’s modernization and future stability. Who can stop them?

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Tag Club

Opening Tag Club in Chengdu: The Interview

There’s a new club called Tag coming to town, the brainchild of two local Dutchmen working in tandem with locals in Chengdu. Here’s all the info you need to know.

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The Profound Subtext of China’s Record-Breaking Hit Movie, Lost in Thailand

Lost in Thailand broke records when it came to Chinese theaters, but surprisingly, it includes a deep and meaningful message for Chinese society.

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dancer silhouette

Foreign Dancers and Their Journey from Los Angeles to Chengdu

China’s dance scene is reaching out to foreign dancers for instruction and inspiration. Two dancers answering the call are LA-based professional dancers Gerran and Josh.

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BJJ Chengdu

Chengdu Stories: Jiu Jitsu with JerryS

Chengdu’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene has advanced remarkably since I interviewed Jamie in 2011. I check in with the organizations new leader, Jerry.

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China Dream

The China Dream: In English

With more Chinese than ever applying to American universities, English ability is becoming crucial for the Chinese version of success. But as China strides toward globalism and modernity, what does it lose?

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Chengdu construction

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in Chengdu

Chengdu has had an eventful summer so far. First a new BRT system on the Second Ring, then the Fortune Global Forum, and now the grand opening of the World’s Largest Building. Is it time to celebrate, or will summer storms rain on the parade?

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Chengdu unsavory elements

Unsavory Elements in Chengdu

A collection of stories written by expats living in China is hitting the shelves soon. The stories are filled with humanity, witty observations, and self-reflection – essential qualities for any work that wants to bridge the gap between East and West.

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