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China Diaries: Feng Yu SJB

For years, I longingly listened to my grandma's stories of her golden years in Shanghai. Her sudden move from rural Japan to French Concession Shanghai in the 1930's exposed her to opera, Gauguin and film noir. Before she met any friends or...

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Postcard from Shanghai: Wine of China

*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards. We’ll be featuring these snapshots from Yoko in Chengdu and Shanghai all week here on the blog....

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Postcard from Shanghai: Shengjian

*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards. We’ll be featuring these snapshots from Yoko in Chengdu and Shanghai all week here on the blog. Enjoy!...

Postcard from Shanghai: Cocktails at hoF

*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards. We’ll be featuring these snapshots from Yoko in Chengdu and Shanghai all week here on the blog. Enjoy!...

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Postcard from Fengjing: Black Pig Museum

*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards. We’ll be featuring these snapshots from Yoko in Chengdu and Shanghai all week here on the blog. Enjoy!...

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Postcard from Shanghai: Ci Fan

*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards. We’ll be featuring these snapshots from Yoko in Chengdu and Shanghai...

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Postcard from Chengdu: Cherry Cart

*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards. We’ll be featuring these snapshots from Yoko in Chengdu and Shanghai all week here on the blog. Enjoy!...

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Postcard from Chengdu: Hot Pot

*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way -- via postcards. We'll be featuring these snapshots from Yoko in Chengdu and Shanghai all week here on the blog. Enjoy!...

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Postcard from Chengdu: Kung Pao

*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way -- via postcards. We'll be featuring these snapshots from Yoko in Chengdu and Shanghai all week here on the blog. Enjoy!...

Must Do in Beijing

Forbidden City, Tienanmen Square, The Great Wall. Got ripped off at an antique store, almost got killed by a car when crossing the streets... Yes, I did all the things I was supposed to do in Beijing. Last and the most important thing to...

Mysterious Chinese Wine

Chinese wine? The thought is kind of odd, don't you think? I never knew it existed. One day after walking around the new Chinese contemporary art district called 798, I went to a convenience store near my hotel, and found booze section. Refrigerator...