Modern Chinese Youth on Filial Piety

Peter Vernezze authored a book about the philosophical views of young Chinese in modern China. Based upon essays they wrote and discussion they had, Vernezze has five important takeaways. The first: If you’re old and in China, worry.

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Why China Will Never Rule the World: The Interview

Nine questions about China’s future with Troy Parfitt, author of “Why China Will Never Rule the World”. No punches held.

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Raising a Child in China: Choosing a Kindergarten

In China, the choice of where to send your child takes on added importance with the recent rise in alternatives to public schools to meet a growing demand for “gardens”.

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Reading Between The Lions: An Expat’s Guide to Chinese Folk Art

Ever wonder what all those animals mean on the trinkets and small souvenirs sold in Songxian Qiao and Jinli? Ben Haier breaks down a few of the more common symbols in this essay, the first in a series on the topic.

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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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