Links have been divided by topic to keep things organized and we’ve even included a brief description of each link to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. If you manage or frequently visit a site that you think should be listed here, contact us.

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Art & Culture

Neocha Edge – Mainland China’s leading creative blog, featuring posts highlighting artists and musicians from all over the country. Very frequently updated including fantastic imagery and original music that you won’t find anywhere else.

China Blogs

China Law Blog – You’d think that this was a stiff blog about legal policy but China Law Blog is so much more. Dan and Steve (both American lawyers from Washington State) publish advice for current and prospect businessmen engaging China, but the content appeals to a wide audience.

China Urban Development – Authored by our good friend Adam Mayer who’s an American architect located in Chengdu, this is a truly unique blog about China’s urban development. Written from the perspective of a foreign architect working on development projects in major Chinese cities.

ChinaHush – A comprehensive blog about greater China issues that appeal to a wide audience, including a lot of Chinese content translated into English. Updated frequently with high quality content.

CQScene – News, events and more about Chongqing, another of Western China’s mega-cities. Features a lot of information on music and cultural events that occur in the city, check it out if you’re planning a trip to Chongqing.

American in the Far East – The personal blog of an American Electrical Engineering graduate who has been in Xi’an since 2009 and blogs about his life there. Great looking site that features outstanding photos and day-to-day reports.

Asia Health Care Blog – “The Asia Health Care Blog is committed to bringing opinions about current news and events in the Asian Health Care sphere.”

Chengdu on Synotrip – After you’ve checked out our Guide to Chengdu, check out the Chengdu travel page on Synotrip. There’s a lot of information here and there’s a great chance it’ll help you find what you’re looking for in Chengdu.

Far West China – American Josh has lived in Xinjiang for over ten years and shares his experience and wisdom on his regional blog. Far West China is one of the few English-language Xinjiang blogs that has remained throughout Xinjiang losing internet access for over half a year. Great content from a fascinating region of China.

Learning Mandarin

Hacking Chinese – One of the highest quality, most frequently updated blogs on learning the Chinese language. Highly recommend.

LINE Dictionary – Of all the online Chinese-English dictionaries, this is one of our favorites. Aside from looking and working great, LINE Dictionary features a ton of example sentences (which most online dictionaries omit), vocabulary lists, and even their own iPhone app. Highly recommended for anyone studying Chinese. Formerly known as Nciku. Chinese – A newer resource which has a comprehensive set of tools available, including situational dialogue, Chinese dictionary and more.

Lingt – Lingt is an online game that makes learning Chinese fun. Lingt schedules vocabulary according to your ability and keeps you on a path of constant improvement. Lingt is so great that we wrote a post just for it.

Wudaokou – “Learn Chinese like you’re in Beijing”. Wudaokou is an online video-centric Mandarin aquisition program which sells blocks of interactive video lessons. They’re based in Beijing and offer a 30 day money-back guarantee.