by Tess Humphrys


Getting my first hair cut in Ningbo

One of the potentially most traumatic things a girl has to go through is finding a new hairdresser.

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By Jill Wilson

Scottish education vs Chinese education

I do think the Chinese education systems needs to let their teenagers enjoy their youth. Education and academia are only two things out of many that shape the adults we become.

By Mike Cairnduff

A town the Internet forgot

Before I arrived in Yueqing, I was keen to find out more about this mysterious town situated on the south-eastern coast of Zhejiang province.

By Daniel Walsh

15 minutes of fame

Ever since I was a small child, I dreamed of moving to America and becoming a movie star, I would never have guessed that my dream would come true, especially not in China.

By Justin Nicholes

Fiction writers in China

Most Chinese know the city of Xinyang, Henan, by its famous tea. What I remember most vividly about the city, however, might resonate with a number of expats in China: my experience with the homeless.

By Andrea Bishop

Ups and downs for an American teacher in China

China has its ups and downs, but overall it is an amazing country. I came here not only to be a teacher, but to experience a culture completely different than the one I'm used to.

By Uri Toch

So far, so bad...and that's good

I knew that my first trip to China (for three weeks) would be enlightening and educational.