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Boom & Bust: Inside the Chinese Party Bubble

Before I worked in the logistics industry in Chengdu, I was a professional pirate and disco ball man. But it was not meant to last.

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Politeness

Impoliteness & China

The subject of politeness is unavoidable in China for expats, but there’s more to it than it appears to most newcomers. Insight and tips inside.

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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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Uber in Chengdu

What Uber Means to Chengdu: More than Money

Uber is winning the hearts and minds of local drivers and passengers as municipal governments struggle to deal with the popular car-hailing app.

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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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