Review: Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside

Quincy Carroll’s Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside is, on its surface, a tale of two foreigner teachers in China — the idealistic, ‘in search of the real real China’, young Daniel; and the jaded, booze-soaked, cynical old Thomas. For anyone who has lived in China, they are characterizations of personalities we’ve all met, and perhaps been, at some point.Read More

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Watch: China’s Immigrants

A short documentary that looks at the atypical experiences of foreigners in China, including the excitement of arrival, the challenges of staying here long-term, and finding acceptance or choosing to leave. The film is a masters degree project at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, in Suzhou, and was produced by Krystal Soroka, Bryan Song and Danny Abbasi.Read More

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Watch: How Uyghur naan bread is made

In this video Josh Summers over at Far West China explores all that goes into Uyghur naan bread. Be sure to check out the full post for more on the process of making Uyghur naan bread.Read More

E-RICH: Jack Ma Banks on ONLINE ERRTHING

Jack Ma is working so that you never have to go to the bank again.Read More

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The Sound of Smog: Beijing air pollution set to Nine Inch Nails

Hello AQI, my old friend, I’ve come to talk about you again. American musician Brian Foo, the Data Driven DJ, has collected three years worth of Beijing smog data and set it to samples from Nine Inch Nails, and it’s kind of awesome. Talking to Fast Company, Foo explained, “I wanted to create an experience …Read More

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Green Screen: 5 can’t-miss films about environmentalism in China

Five ‘green’ films inform and inspire. This time, the criticism is led by Chinese talents, wielding their celebrity status in the fight against pollution.Read More

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Watch: Under the Dome, Chai Jing’s viral documentary on China’s air pollution [English Subs]

After going massively viral across China, Chai Jing’s popular documentary, Under the Dome, is quickly being removed from Chinese sites. With estimates of more than 100 million domestic views, it’s anyone’s guess as to why the government would bother to crack down now. Thanks to a dedicated group of people, led by a grade 12 …Read More

Q&A with Danielle Sumita, host and creator of Sindicator

In the latest edition of Things Done Well, I talk to Danielle Sumita, whom some will undoubtedly know from her excellent China-focused Web series, Sindicator.Read More

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Watch: “Cock Wire” Mike Sui returns with even more Chinese impressions

Most will remember back in 2012 when the video of an American impersonating 12 international accents in Chinese went viral. The half-Chinese Beijing resident, Mike隋 (Mike Sui), is back with an all new video packed with at least as much funny and even more impressions.Read More

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Watch: The Expat Curve, coping with the phases of living abroad

The Expat Curve is a roughly sinusoidal wave that many laowai are sure to find familiar. It illustrates six different phases expatriates go through after moving abroad for work and living.Read More

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Watch: Single Chinese Guy vs Single White Guy

The comedy troupe behind Monkey Kingz has started a new skit series called MAMAHUHU. To kick things off, they’ve released this Single’s Day inspired vid entitled “Single Chinese Guy vs Single White Guy”.Read More

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Excerpt: Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside

The following is an excerpt from my recently completed novel, Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside. The first chapter was awarded 1st Place in Medium.com’s 2012 Fiction Writing Contest. At the moment, I’m trying to find a home for it. If you like what you read here, please pass it on!Read More

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