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 James W. Munch

I was seduced by a Peking duck!!

One of the basics of Chinese cuisine is that no one flavor should dominate the dish but one should be able to savor all flavors with each mouth full.

By Tom Mc Gregor

A Not So Cheerful Valentine's Day

I recall an incident that occurred either on Valentine's Day or around that time. I had just completed my job for the day as a copy-editor for the China Daily. When walking in the neighborhood towards the subway station, the streets are usually quiet.

By Andrew Ancheta

Chinese justice

"Please don't consider this common," the police captain said in halting English. "People like this are very rare in China. We hope you won't get the wrong impression of our country."

By Leah Gasson

China-much more than I imagined

China is as different to my world as it is the same.The students I have are as interested in music, films and Brad Pitt as anyone I know back home.

By Will Tao

How I learned to love my cultural heritage

I am telling this story because I know there are many individuals like myself, Chinese born in countries all across the world, who have grown up "between a rock and a hard place".

By Brendan O'Reilly

Teaching in China

I quickly learned that China bares little resemblance to the image many Westerners have of the country. Daily Chinese life is not rigid and orderly.