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I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 91 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3716 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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  • Anonymous July 10, 2009, 4:23 pm

    Hello Wade. Have you been following the events in chinese turkestan? It's made me think about social eras specifically turnings which are: "The Second Turning, called an Awakening, typically starts out feeling like the high tide of a High, with signs of progress and prosperity everywhere. But just as everything seems to be going along perfectly, large swaths of society begin to chaff under the social conformity of the High, beginning to gravitate to more individualistic pursuits and demanding that their personal interests come first. You may recognize the “Consciousness Revolution” of the mid-1960s through early 1980s in the U.S.A, correctly, as a Second Turning."
    That makes me wonder if china isn't at the start of a second turning. Within a year we've seen violent riots in both tibet and chinese turkestan. I know you follow china closely and wondered what you think of china's future?? (sorry this is off topic)

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  • Wade Vagabond Journey.com July 10, 2009, 9:33 pm


    I do agree with you that China could very well be in for a second turning. This is a very astute observation. . . . but I don't think that the examples that you gave are representative of this. As far as I know, the uprisings that you speak of were from minority groups who hold very distinctly separate identities than the Han Chinese . . . and these groups have been fighting each other off and on for a hundreds of years.

    When the Han Chinese begin revolting in Hunan province . . then, I say that we are seeing the second turning that you mention.

    Good observations, thanks for bringing them up.

    Walk Slow,


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  • Peps August 20, 2009, 8:49 am

    Still alive, Wade?

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  • Wade Vagabond Journey.com August 21, 2009, 8:17 pm


    Still kicking. You can go to http://www.vagabondjourney.com/travelogue to find out what is going on. The RSS feed to this travelogue changed when I moved to Wordpress.

    I miss you!


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  • Peps August 21, 2009, 11:09 pm

    Oh good as!

    I'm going to go and spend my some of my Saturday catching up.

    Miss ya too,


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