Filial Piety

New Sheriff in the Kitchen: Life With my Chinese Girlfriend’s Mother

Growing to understand my girlfriend’s mother has been like solving a riddle. But now, I finally feel like I understand.

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Experimental art

Experimental Live Art in Chengdu

Performance art was once big in Chengdu and across China, but a ban on performance drove the live art crowd underground. The ban was recently lifted and artists converged on Flower Town to revive the art, Tabitha reports.

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Natooke Zombiecat

“Alleycat” Street Race Catalyzes Chengdu’s Cyclists

In a milestone event for Chengdu’s cyclist community, hundreds converged at the center of Chengdu to participate in the Natooke alleycat bicycle race.

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Chengdu Places

Introducing Chengdu Places

There’s a new way to discover and share locations within Chengdu, and it’s called Chengdu Places. Read all about it inside.

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China Traffic

Two Worlds: 5 Striking Differences Between the US & China

I hate to make sweeping generalizations that over-simplify the diversity and variation within each country, but I will make them anyway.

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The Rising Cost of Chengdu Living

The cheap, comfy Chengdu we once knew is on its way out. In its place emerges an economic powerhouse in the making, putting a pinch on wallets across the city.

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Don’t Believe the Protest Hype

Although China may seem like a raging cauldron of anti-Japan hawks, the truth is that the majority of Chinese are just not that into it. Trust the Chinese to know a spectacle when they see one.

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Relieving China’s Traffic Jam

China’s urbanization rate brings with a whole set of challenges, one of the most difficult to solve will be the unprecedented rise in car ownership over the next 20 years and the infrastructure needed to keep traffic humming.

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Chengdu’s Fixed Gear Bikes: Interview with Jacob of Natooke Cycles

Known for minimal aesthetic and bright colors, fixed gear bicycles are appearing everywhere around Chengdu. I interview Jacob Klink, proprietor of Natooke Chengdu Bicycle Shop about this exploding subculture.

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Psykling in Chengdu: A 5-Point Guide

Psykling is the Kung Fu of the bicycle. Want to learn more? I share my tips and experiences in this 5-point guide to the essentials.

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