Women In Charge: The Curious World of China’s Mosuo Society

You have stumbled upon a culture where women are the leaders and there is no marriage. Here, uncles, rather than biological fathers, take the role of “father.” This is a

Playing expat is Dangerous

Even in the PRD, where all are from somewhere else, it’s tough. Did the Sichuan waitress mock your tones? Are you sure that’s really chicken? Fear not, intrepid Sino-naut, a

For the Foodie Dogs

For all the dogs out there who’ve grown tired of the average treat, this will be a happy day. The aptly named Lip-Smacking is Dongguan’s first specifically doggie treat bakery,

You Guys Say Some Nasty Stuff

You’re at the pool, enjoying a few cold ones & uninhibited—we get that. Still, some things should be kept at home. on second thought, never mind. As your resident party

Adaptation in the Classroom

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” – Ignacio “Nacho” Estrada As teachers, we should be aware that not all

China Bans Weird Company Names

For companies looking to expand in China, choosing an adequate name just got a lot more complicated. finding a creative, culturally knowledgeable individual to help with a name will help

Bass, Beats, Melody: Gangster Bar

Imagine a club-slash-bar-slash-underground haven. Then, picture being there. Then, imagine it’s here, it’s now and it’s in Batou at your friendly neighbourhood: Loft 8. And a river runs through it.

A BIT OF GRAPES & HOPS FOR OCTOBER

Bélingard Bergerac Blanc Sec Apologies to people who think all wine should be red. I want to review one more white before summer heat gives way to the cooler autumn.

ShenNongJia’s Wildman

Beware the shadowy areas of Dongguan this Hallow’s eve. You never know when someone—or something—is watching you from the darkness. Prepare your camera! One rainy May afternoon in 1956, a

From Dynatown to A.I.

What makes you buy one thing and not another? How do stores know what to stock to make customers happy? Local businessman Henry Li has made it his quest to