Incredible earthen fortresses that house entire villages, tǔlóu (Fujian and southern Jiangxi. Also known as "Hakka houses," these large square or circular buildings house entire communities of the traditionally nomadic Hakka minority.
56 Fujian tulou were..
Two great traditions combine in this picture: Chinese paper cutting and Santa Claus (or "Christmas Father" as he is known in school rooms across the country).
Paper cutting or jiǎnzhǐ (剪纸) is said to has been invented in China around 400 AD, roughly 300 years after..
If you are reading this, well, that's a good thing all round. It means the prophesied 21 December 2012 "Mayan Apocalypse" has not come to pass... yet. It's still technically the 20th of December in many parts of the Western Hemisphere as I'm writing and I'm not sure..
Photojournalist Tea Horse Road through the stunning landscapes of Sichuan and Yunnan and into Tibet. Five years in the making, it's an epic tale that documents the changing face of Tibet over a period that has seen a great deal of economic and political upheaval with..
This one is for all you China expats out there! If you receive this text message from an unknown number, ignore it, it's just another China scam:
I showed it to a colleague who said: "Maybe your..
Xi'an may be best known as the home of the Terracotta Warriors, and all those who make it out to the city's outskirts marvel at the thousands-strong clay army, silently standing guard over the tomb of the ancient ruler of the Middle Kingdom. It's a sobering and..
Since time immemorial civilizations the world over have celebrated the harvest season that arrives with the autumn equinox and it's no less true in China, though, here, unlike in most western countries, the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhōngqiū Jié, 中秋节) is a national holiday..
What to do in Shanghai
Shanghai is a heckuva' big city. Luckily, there's a wide range of things to do in Shanghai all over the map, so no matter where you stay you'll you'll have no problem keeping yourself entertained in the evenings, long after the tennis matches..
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