Monthly Archives: October 2011

  • Saving Vase in China
    Ancient of lineage, exquisitely crafted, antique Chinese porcelain glows with character that the most whimsical, rebellious contemporary Chinese artist is hard put to rival.


  • Many Thanks to Our China Expats!
    Hundreds attend our China Expat book launch events


  • Three More Chinatowns
    Those who didn’t fancy steaming down to a frazzle took to selling peanuts in the street, an occupation which the Dutch soon used as an epithet.


  • Shanghai's Art Festival: Much Needed Humanities
    Up next, a Broadway musical in which everyone gets their money back from the Wall Street bagmen and Capitol Hill quislings.


  • Chinese Tea and Its Journey West
    Samuel Johnson describes himself in his biography as "a hardened and shameless tea-drinker, who for twenty years diluted his meals with only the infusion of the fascinating plant; who with tea amused the evening, with tea solaced the midnight, and with tea welcomed the morning."


  • With Respects to Michael Connelly
    Michael Connelly - a gentleman and a great soul


  • Eileen Chang - A Chinese Rarity
    Government intervention is to art what Jaws was to Jersey Shore, driving off all but the congenitally stupid.


  • A Really Good Typhoon
    An exciting, yet often frustrating, part of living in coastal South China are the typhoons.


  • China…..Yesterday and Today: 1984 vs. 2011
    In 2011,Changchun and Qingdao have a school called “Early MBA”. I would love to sit in on a class. Can 3 to 5 year olds REALLY LEARN AND DISCUSS SERIOUS GLOBAL CURRENT EVENTS LIKE DEBT CEILINGS, LIBYA, GLOBAL WARMING AND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND?


  • Boris Lissanevitch – Asian Expat Extraordinaire
    How an expat ballet dancer and tiger hunter founded the 300 Club, the Yak & Yeti and Cathay Pacific