Here we share our favorite sites that relate to the content featured on Chengdu Living.
Links have been divided by topic to keep things organized and we’ve even included a brief description of each link to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. If you manage or frequently visit a site that you think should be listed here, contact us. Alternatively, if you’d like to link to Chengdu Liking (we’re grateful!) we’ve provided our logo in various sizes on our banners page.
Chengdu Living Archives – Every post on Chengdu Living is indexed on our Archives page by date and category. Very handy for finding older content.
Chengdu Living Forum – Check out our discussion forum which features local events, items and apartments for sale, and job listings. Signup takes 30 seconds and allows you to join the discussion.
Series on Chengdu Living – Often topics are too large for a single post. For that, we have Series on Chengdu Living which allows us to examine some of the most compelling topics with greater focus and attention.
Art & Culture
Chengdu Music – A blog authored by fellow Chengdu veterans who cover upcoming and recently passed music events in Chengdu. They often feature free ticket giveaways to shows in Chengdu and interviews with local artists and musicians. If you’re in Chengdu, it’s worth checking out Chengdu Music to see what’s currently going down in the city.
Neocha Edge – Mainland China’s leading creative blog, featuring posts highlighting artists and musicians from all over the country. Very frequently updated including fantastic imagery and original music that you won’t find anywhere else.
China Law Blog – You’d think that this was a stiff blog about legal policy but China Law Blog is so much more. Dan and Steve (both American lawyers from Washington State) publish advice for current and prospect businessmen engaging China, but the content appeals to a wide audience.
China Urban Development – Authored by our good friend Adam Mayer who’s an American architect located in Chengdu, this is a truly unique blog about China’s urban development. Written from the perspective of a foreign architect working on development projects in major Chinese cities.
ChinaGeeks – “Translation and Analysis of Modern China”. A frequently updated blog that posts articles, original essays, translations, news, and relevant links to further the English-language discourse on China.
ChinaHush – A comprehensive blog about greater China issues that appeal to a wide audience, including a lot of Chinese content translated into English. Updated frequently with high quality content.
Kalanstar – Authored by an expat living in Shanghai who goes by the alias “KopyKatKiller”, knowledgeable on Chinese history and culture. Features regular posts on life in Shanghai as well as recent events in the Chinese blogosphere.
Sinolicious – An unconventional China blog started by a pair of foreigners in Shanghai, who publish posts about the side of China that you rarely read about elsewhere. Features multiple contributors.
CQScene – News, events and more about Chongqing, another of Western China’s mega-cities. Features a lot of information on music and cultural events that occur in the city, check it out if you’re planning a trip to Chongqing.
American in the Far East – The personal blog of an American Electrical Engineering graduate who has been in Xi’an since 2009 and blogs about his life there. Great looking site that features outstanding photos and day-to-day reports.
Asia Health Care Blog – “The Asia Health Care Blog is committed to bringing opinions about current news and events in the Asian Health Care sphere.”
Chengdu on Synotrip – After you’ve checked out our Guide to Chengdu, check out the Chengdu travel page on Synotrip. There’s a lot of information here and there’s a great chance it’ll help you find what you’re looking for in Chengdu.
Far West China – American Josh has lived in Xinjiang for over ten years and shares his experience and wisdom on his regional blog. Far West China is one of the few English-language Xinjiang blogs that has remained throughout Xinjiang losing internet access for over half a year. Great content from a fascinating region of China.
Travel & Tourism
Overland China – This is a boutique travel agency that specializes in touring the Southwest region of China, including Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces. Overland China is run by veteran members of the sustainable travel movement in China, who reside in Chengdu. If you’re interested in seeing the best the region has to offer, we recommend these guys.
GoBackpacking.com – Originally the “Around the World” blog of Dave Lee, GoBackpacking has transformed into a seminal backpackers blog including information from all around the world. Here you’ll find trip reports, photos and other useful content Dave collected as he traveled across China and then the world.
Nciku Online Dictionary – Of all the online Chinese-English dictionaries, this is our favorite. Aside from looking and working great, Nciku features a ton of example sentences (which most online dictionaries omit), vocabulary lists, and even their own iPhone app. Highly recommended for anyone studying Chinese.
Lingt – Lingt is an online game that makes learning Chinese fun. Lingt schedules vocabulary according to your ability and keeps you on a path of constant improvement. Lingt is so great that we wrote a post just for it.
Wudaokou – “Learn Chinese like you’re in Beijing”. Wudaokou is an online video-centric Mandarin aquisition program which sells blocks of interactive video lessons. They’re based in Beijing and offer a 30 day money-back guarantee.
1on1 Mandarin – 1on1 Mandarin is a Beijing-based group which blogs about learning Chinese while managing a private instruction facility that specializes in 1-to-1 classes. We recommend their “How to Study Chinese” guide which is a free download in PDF format.