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Ghost Cities of China: A Discussion with Wade Shepard

An interview with Wade Shepard, who spent two and a half years traveling to China’s ghost cities to find out why governments are building empty metropolises.

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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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Returning to the US: An Immigrant in My Own Land

It’s winter in Minneapolis, and I am thinking about hot pot and Sichuan, but only very briefly. It’s good to be back in the US, and here are some reasons why.

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A Glimpse of Chongqing’s Past, Present, and Future

A recent weekend in Chongqing gave me a glimpse of what this unique city’s past and present look like.

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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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