Honoring DG’s Oldest Volunteers

Imagining yourself at 90, what do you see? For some inspiration, look to this group of nonagenarians and other retirees that claim to be Dongguan’s oldest group of volunteers. This

Brown Sugar Jar Rises Again

To make pottery, an object must first be cooked by raging fire. Since Brown Sugar Jar was accidentally burned last spring, much has been done to bring the space back

DG Welcomes American Football

You may have seen some athletes kick a small, round ball around Dongguan, but you’ve never seen the version where the man with the ball is crushed (rugby, stay out

CHINA SPLASH OCTOBER 2017

No more “Keyboard Men” The Internet-derived term—similar to troll—for people who hide behind online privacy measures to exhibit aggression to others on the web is almost over. Now, the Chinese

Apps are ruining our world

Watch as the art of direction, conversation and physique all dry up. Dangerously, we want everything faster and easier. The future looks beautiful in its amazing achievements, but will it

Que Jin Ting Bei

The ancient stone tablet—called “que” (to refuse), “jin” (gold), “ting” (pavilion) and ”bei” (stone tablet)—was built at a pavilion in Guancheng to honor one incorruptible official in early China. During

Curry Up and Eat: The Indian Restaurant

Earlier this year, a new Indian restaurant opened on Bar Street, opposite BB Club. Before moving to China, our favorite restaurant back home had the most delicious Indian food and

A Primer for Mid-Autumn Festival

As China’s priceless ancient traditions slowly dry up in the internet age, take a moment to learn about some historic culture and appreciate its tales and wisdom. Back 500 years

48 hours in shanghai

China’s mighty financial center of the north is great for business, but how is it for lazy weekends, casual dinners out and raucous parties? Perhaps better than you’d think. At