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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Xiaomi Air

The Xiaomi Air Smart Filter Review

I’ve upgraded from SmartAir filters to the new Xiaomi Air, a smart air filtration system. Here are my impressions after two months with it.

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The Iron Pig

Podcast Ep. #16: Iron Pig American BBQ Comes to Chengdu

In this episode we speak with the proprietor of one of our favorite new expat eateries in Chengdu: the phenomenal American smoked barbecue restaurant called Iron Pig.

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