Cycle of Sameness

Breaking the Cycle of Sameness: Places

Looking for new places to enjoy in Chengdu? You are not alone. Here’s a quick guide to help you out, including tips on daytime and nighttime venues in the city.

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Soccer in Chengdu

Podcast Ep. #18: Soccer in Chengdu

Andy McAuley, co-founder of both the Chengdu International Football League (CIFL), on soccer in Chengdu, sports in China, and more.

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Ghost Cities

Ghost Cities of China: A Discussion with Wade Shepard Pt. 2

“Ghost Cities of China” author Wade Shepard shares more about his research, including the development of migrant construction worker communities, the frontier mentality, and marketing new cities.

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Viral Videos & Social Media in China

Podcast Ep. #17: Virality and Social Media in China

This summer was particularly full of viral videos out of China, so it felt like the right time to talk about viral videos, memes, and WeChat.

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Ghost Cities

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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