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Evolution of the Chengdu Riverside

A look at the riverside garden community which I’ve been taking photos of for the last year. It has remained a great place to throw rocks, chase butterflies and run through rows of cabbages with my sons.

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“Alleycat” Street Race Catalyzes Chengdu’s Cyclists

In a milestone event for Chengdu’s cyclist community, hundreds converged at the center of Chengdu to participate in the Natooke alleycat bicycle race.

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Don’t Believe the Protest Hype

Although China may seem like a raging cauldron of anti-Japan hawks, the truth is that the majority of Chinese are just not that into it. Trust the Chinese to know a spectacle when they see one.

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Review: Chengdu’s Big Love Music Festival Turns to Big Scorn

Last weekend Chengdu hosted dozens of bands and thousands of patrons at the Big Love music festival. But was it all love?

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The Development of Chengdu: Interview with Journalist Michiel Hulshof

After publishing a book on the development of cities in Central and Western China, what does Michiel Hulshof think about Chengdu? I ask him in this interview.

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Portrait of a Chengdu Artist: He Duoling

He Duoling, Chengdu local and co-founder of China’s infamous “Scar Art” movement, is not a surrealist. But he is widely regarded as one of China’s greatest living masters of realism and is creating incredible pieces in Chengdu’s artist sanctuary He Tang Yuese.

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Photos: Tibetan Temple in the Fall

The Moms and I followed my good friend Zhuang deep into the hills west of Chengdu on a day trip in search of golden gingko trees. We found them surrounding a Buddhist temple.

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Photos: Costumed DJ Liman Excites Xiong Mao

Last night Beijing-based DJ Liman came to Chengdu and got Xiong Mao club rowdy with his costumed performance. Photos inside.

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Photos from Panda Festival with DJ Shadow

The historic 2011 Panda Electronic Music festival has just concluded. Here are our photos from all three days of the event which featured DJ Shadow.

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Chengdu’s Best Club Returns: First Photos & Music Festival Ticket Giveaway

After a year of absence, Chengdu’s best club is back. Xiong Mao has just opened in the newly constructed Chengdu East Music Park and brings a lot of promise with it.

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