Moving South: MIDI Festival Rocks Guangdong

It was just a few years ago that the cancellations of some of China’s music festivals and the rumors that followed caused concern that the country’s growing underground rock ‘n’

Bite Sum: Top Ten Dim Sum Guide

The bite-size local treat, dim sum, is popular around the world with rich variety, often served on small bamboo steamers. Eating dim sum in a crowded great hall can be

Unsavory Elements: Book of Stories, Passable Read

Peter Hessler’s River Town, like many newbies to this country, was one of the first books read after landing in China over three years ago. So when perusing the content

Women of the Comb

Better Single than Oppressed In a two-story, dark grey sotto-portico-style house in Dongguan’s Hengli Town once lived eight unmarried women, but now there’s only the last one. She is Ouxiao Yin.

Top 5 Reasons Zhangjiajie is Better than a Movie

Cruising at an altitude of 1,200 meters, through a cloud of fog with glimpses of spiked mountains in the surroundings, is a memory that will remain vivid in one’s mind

Mountain Maverick: An Audit of the ‘Fifth Estate’

He’s a character in the eyeline of those who matter in China, and guardedly followed by those at the office of HERE! Dongguan. Many may not know Mark Kitto by

Oscar Predictions: My Opinions are as Legit as Anybody’s

If this film was judged on gravitas alone, its nomination would easily be validated, but voters should also consider the completeness of the film. Costumes, lighting, hair and make-up, script

Regional Goodies: A Tradition Struggles On

In the heart of Guancheng’s old and torn alleys five dim workshops with faded signs line one side of the busy, two-meter-wide Qianxiang Street that for over a decade has