China’s cities are full of stark contrasts and contradictions, and that’s what makes them so fascinating.
The Traditional Chinese Street Barber
The tradition of the Chinese street barber still survives on the margins of the country, but for how much longer?
The Future of the Miao in the Face Of Mass Relocation and Assimilation
The Miao have have been resisting extermination and assimilation for thousands of years, living far out in the mountains of south-central China. But for how much longer can they remain?
Renovating Traditional Chinese Buildings as an Alternative to Destroying Them?
Can China’s few remaining historic communities continue existing in the face of rampant progress?
Demolition Of Ancient Communities Still Going Strong In China
The ancient neighborhood of meandering alleyways and centuries-old grey brick homes that occupied this area for hundreds of years had already been demolished, cleared away –effectively erased from the slate of modern China. There was only one reminder that this ancient neighborhood ever existed at all, and that was the house I was standing in.
A Look At The Two Million Person Relocation In Guizhou, China
2 million people are being cleared out of the hills of Guizhou and moved to cities. But is this really happening?
How Cultures Clash As China Urbanizes
As hundreds of millions of Chinese flood into cities the culture is bound to change. Enjoy public pissing, shitting, and spitting while you still can.
Explaining China’s SkyCity One: The Vertical City
They are building Sky City One. Could this change the future of urban development?
Ferrari, Maserati, And Porsche Feed China’s Status Hungry Market
Buzzing around China in a BMW, a Mercedes, or a Lexus is nothing in this country anymore , they may as well be Volvos. To impress anybody here you need to roll up in a Porsche, a Ferrari, or a Maserati.
Mongolian Culture Struggles To Survive In Changing Inner Mongolia
Inner Mongolia is changing rapidly and the region’s ethnic minorities are facing difficult choices: assimilate or hold fast to a disappearing culture.