Saturday, Jul 22, 2017, 8:52 AM CST – China


June 2015 Issue | by Andrew Knowles

Little Englanders

‘Rufus!’ For crying out loud!

June 2015 Issue | by Victoria Jin

Strange Fruit

I discovered that, for my Beijing relatives and expat friends, familiarity was central to personal comfort.

May 2015 Issue | by Ankur Shah

Surf’s Up

I’d learned more about Chinese culture in a single evening’s couchsurfing than in six months attending classes at a Chinese university

May 2015 Issue | by Kenneth Kagan

Speak to me

Few locals expect foreigners to speak Chinese at all, and the universal response of “Wow, your Chinese is really good!” is exhaustingly familiar to anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with spoken Mandarian

April 2015 Issue | by Alex Taggart

Furniture, Unfurnished

Roughly 10 paces into the IKEA experience, everyone already seems to be completely exhausted

April 2015 Issue | by Alec Ash

Bare Branches

We walked around the ladies in a clockwise circle, like embarrassed lions scoping out prey that was avoiding eye contact

Illustration by Liu Xiaochao

March 2015 Issue | by Alec Ash

Christmas Miracles

The silence draws out uncomfortably. Then, he flashes me a smile – and breaks into song

Illustration by Liu Xiaochao

March 2015 Issue | by Isaac Beech

A Taobao Tale

Think sending live scorpions in the post is a bad idea? Think again

Illustration by Liu Xiaochao

February 2015 Issue | by Anna Lykkeberg

Night Rider

Desperation does funny things to even the streetwise tourist

Illustration by Liu Xiaochao

February 2015 Issue | by Alec Ash

Playing the Game

You are most suitable to pick up girls in a café. You can go up to them and ask how this Chinese character is read

January 2015 Issue | by Alec Ash

Love, Or Best Offer

Supply and demand for love in China can feel as cruel as the housing market, and you’d be forgiven for confusing the two

January 2015 Issue | by Alison Sullivan

Finding My Voice

I caught flashes of patrons lounging on couches, microphone or cigarette in hand. Their eyes were fixed on the lyrics crawling across their dedicated screens as they belted out indecipherable local hits

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