The Religion of Opiates

He arrived in Guangdong carrying Bibles on a ship that was seeking new markets for the opium trade. He remained a man of God, they say. Who can tell? Karl

Start Controlling Your Life

Local公司医生, or company doctor, Anthony Cappabianca built his body into a muscule machine, but even that couldn’t save him from the unexpected pains of life. trying his luck in China,

The New Gossip Girl in Town

Lulu Luxe is a self-described ‘social animal,’ who shares her take on life in Dongguan. She asked us to make clear that her opinions are not those of the editors

Take Responsibility for Learning

Too often parents assume that simply enrolling their children in activities will automatically brew success. In order to master skills like English, a huge time investment is required. That starts

Chinese Myths and Other Stories

When people ask all kinds of bizarre questions about China, just how weird can they get? Chinese individuals of the less worldly type are often guilty of asking foreigners some

The Great Chinese Tea Theft

Imagine Indiana Jones, but if Indy had been a gardener, rather than an eminent archaeologist. Meet Robert Fortune, the man the British East India Company hired to steal tea from

The Different Stages of ESL

Learning a language can be as daunting for the parent as it is for the child. Understanding the process of progress will not only put your mind at ease, but

The Pirate Queen of the China Seas

It’s often said that behind every great man is a great woman, but what happens when the woman is cunning, lethal and blood thirsty? Well, the great man disappears and

Making the Heart Grow Madder

Here we are, half a world away from home and we’re out of the loop. Cut off from our origin, we are teased with all the scents of our past,

Life as an Eternal Classroom

Options, options. Would you like to be here or there? With so many choices on where to make your home, why not try to make it everywhere? Better start packing.