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 Fortune Global Forum

The Benefits of Chengdu’s Fortune Global Forum

The 2013 Fortune Global Forum has come and gone, and aside from a few sunny days, it doesn’t seem like anything even happened. What’s going on here?

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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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Nommoc app

Combatting “Expat Illiteracy” With Apps

Read my interview with Aaron, developer of the nommoc app, designed to combat the phenomenon of expat illiteracy in China.

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How to Live in Chengdu

In my time I’ve learned a few things about living in China, which I humbly offer here. Call them Pro Tips to life in China, if you will.

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Earthquake

6.6 Earthquake Strikes Near Chengdu

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake shook Chengdu on April 20th, 2013. Information inside.

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Marijuana in China

Marijuana in China

You could always count on a passive indifference to marijuana smoking in China from the authorities, but that attitude may be changing. Internet dealers have come to the attention of the Chinese media.

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Literature Chengdu

Women Writers of Chengdu

Rarely do we get a look at what local writers are doing, but this essay gives us some insight into that topic. Sophia Kidd writes here about several women writers, and their thoughts on Chengdu, money, and the soul.

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Zhuyeqing tea

How to Buy Tea in Chengdu

Everyone hears about Chengdu’s teahouses, but nobody talks about buying tea in Chengdu. Here’s all the information you need on buying tea in the city or from the north side tea market.

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