My first book, Ghost Cities of China, is set to come out in April of 2015. It's being published in Zed Books' Asian Arguments series.
The countries that want Americans, and those that don't.
Cross-Straits relations continue improving between the PRC and the ROC as the "One Country, Two Governments" policy is becoming a reality. There is only one major reminder of the days when these two political entities were arch-enemies: the giant signs on Xiamen and Kinmen's Dadan Island.
Lawrence Hamilton transitions from a flight across the world to a traditional funeral in Fiji.
Lawrence Hamilton returns to the USA, this is what he found.
Trade shows can provide travelers with a goldmine of information about the country they're in and the road ahead.
What China is becoming was showcased in a row of exhibits. Why was I the only one looking at them?
At low tide in Xiamen thousands go into the surf to collect free food from the sea.
I am going to walk around Taiwan's Kinmen island.
How the fishermen of Xiamen get back and forth from their boats.
Find out what makes Taiwan's Kinmen Island so interesting.
What is gained and what is lost from walking a wayward path.
China's cities are full of stark contrasts and contradictions, and that's what makes them so fascinating.
While wandering in the green hills of New Zealand Lawrence Hamilton meets NORML.
There is much more to mooncakes than calories.
During China's Mid-Autumn Festival people pour out of their houses to admire the moon.
It is a sometimes startling social protocol in China for goodbyes to be so short as to nearly be nonexistent.