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Stuff Tourists Buy Voluntarily

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Traces of Progress: Fuel-Efficient Cargo Vehicles

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Stuff People Ingest Voluntarily episode 20


Dear Business Men Who Drink too Much Soju and Pass Out on the Street

Dear Business Men Who Drink to Much Soju and Pass Out on the Street, Where to begin? Coming across your limp, sleeping bodies on the streets of Seoul, so many questions came immediately to mind – so many whys and whats and hows (along with a bit of concern and a great deal of disbelief) […]


When in South Korea. . . Pass Out Wherever You Want

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Stuff People Ingest Voluntarily episode 19


Dear Yichang

Dear Yichang, When first described to us, our boss said you were like “an old wild west town.” We didn’t believe it. It was hard to see past the cement, glass and general greyness that filled every visible inch – that is until a week or so ago when we saw that big red paper […]


NEW OLYMPIC STATUE SPOTTED IN YICHANG!

Yichang, CHINA – The statue, which depicts the rings synonymous with the Olympic Games, is most likely part of an effort by the Yichang municipality to express its solidarity with the Chinese capital. While the games are being held far from Hubei province, the people of the small city along the Yangtze hope to draw […]


Traces of Progress: Safety in the Workplace

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Stuff People Ingest Voluntarily episode 18


The San ge Pengyoumen

Totally Awesome Picture of the Week 32 For those of you who don’t speak Chinese, that’s “the three pengyoumen.” Much like their American counterparts, the three Amigos, these men are comically out of sync with their surroundings. But, this time the roles are reversed. It is the location that is a processed pretender of perfection. […]


When in China…Sleep Wherever You Want

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Questioning China’s Q.E.D.s: The Promising Youth

They stared at us with apprehension and doubt – contorted brows and sagging mouths. We had just dropped the great, ever-troublesome three-letter word, the word that, from our experience, invariably draws a confused response: “Why?” The handful of students muttered quickly in Chinese. They knew the word, of course, and it was not our native […]


THIS MAN IS TAKING PICTURES OF YOUR CHILDREN

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Traces of Progress: Informing the Public

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Gorging Tiger Gorge

Gorging Tiger Gorge

Totally Awesome Picture of the Week 31 Well, we know why the tiger leaped. If you saw a tree hanging over the Long River, stained sanguine with the sauce of your favorite meal, you might leap too. Especially if you were a folklore tiger hungry with the promise of having a relatively well-known landmark named […]


Dear Chinese Boy Trying to Bend a Window Screen

Dear Chinese Boy Trying to Bend a Window Screen, Beware of the promises. No matter how wondrous they may sound, be wary. Be skeptical. Be doubtful. Allow us to explain. Perhaps you just devoured a candy bar, or one of those sugar packets disguised as yogurt that you kids love to suck down, and you […]


That’s Not English: "Sprots"

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The Ridictionary: Lesson 3

Garbage Ninja (n)1. A master of the art of garbage ninjutsu, an ancient martial art technique focusing on stealth and frugality, known to prowl dark stairwells and corners in search of abandoned household wares or empty bottles.ex. Before you open the door, check the stairwell for garbage ninjas. 2. An unknown entity that may or […]


Traces of Progress: Creative Sales Displays

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Questioning China’s Q.E.D.s: Japan is Bad

There is a simple game we often use at the primary school where the students shout out words that begin with the particular letter of the alphabet that they are given. For “A” they invariably say “Apple!” and “America!” and “B” usually brings out “Bakery!” and on and on it goes until we have successfully […]


Pets Portraying Patriotic Propaganda

Totally Awesome Picture of the Week 30 This useful accessory, a very popular dog here in China, the Pekingese, is about as sorry of an excuse for (hu)man’s best friend as you can find. Maybe I’m biased; after all, having the unconditional love of the most beautiful dog in the world (see insert) leaves little […]


Very Fashion China 4: Face Shield

As everyone in China knows, the sun – aside from being the magnificent giver of life – is also the ultimate evil, at all times threatening to thwart your efforts to maintain a perfectly colorless epidermis. How deranged is the paradox of that great ball of fire – at once offering light and creating darkness. […]


Dear People Who Care About Animal Rights

Dear People Who Care About Animal Rights, If the video doesn’t load go here to view it. Last winter, around the same time the tiger at the San Fransisco Zoo mauled those people, the partial remains of a murdered tiger were found in a freezer at the Yichang zoo, a zoo where seven of the […]