24 Hours in Shaoxing (Life on Nanchang Lu)
Fiona explains how to make the most of an overnight stay in Shaoxing (绍兴), Zhejiang Province.
China Attempts to Manufacture “Shangri-La” (MinnPost)
This three-part series looks at how the remote town of Zhongdian (中甸) in Yunnan Province was repackaged as China’s very own “Shangri-La”.
Chinese Coins and Bank Logos (Primal Trek)
Gary writes about the use of ancient Chinese coin symbols in Chinese bank logos.
Recipe: Ningbo “Niangao” Rice Cakes for Chinese New Year (Jing Theory)
Jenny shares a recipe for a Ningbo-style niangao (宁波年糕) rice cakes, a dish commonly eaten on Chinese New Year.
Return to River Town (National Geographic)
Author Peter Hessler returns to Fuling (涪陵), setting of his best-selling book River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze.
Say Qiezi! (茄子) (The World of Chinese)
Oriana writes about the aubergine’s appearances in ancient Chinese literature and shares a recipe for the aubergine-based dish, di san xian (地三鲜).
Turpan’s Astana Tombs: Burial of Xinjiang’s Ancient Kings (Xinjiang: Far West China)
A short travel guide to Turpan’s Astana Tombs (阿斯塔那古墓), the burial grounds of the Gaochang (高昌), or Kara-Khoja, kings.