Category Archives: Chinese Culture

Shanghai Pooches

A couple of decades ago, in most of China (and even still in many parts today) it was often unheard of to keep a pet, much less treat it as if it were your second grandchild. But today, especially in

Shanghai Pooches

A couple of decades ago, in most of China (and even still in many parts today) it was often unheard of to keep a pet, much less treat it as if it were your second grandchild. But today, especially in

Moganshan Lu

One of most delightful places in Shanghai by far is Moganshan Lu, otherwise known as the M50 galleries. This mini-neighborhood found near Suzhou Creek (and has it’s own Wikipedia Page) is a collection of independent shops, galleries and studios occupying the

Moganshan Lu

One of most delightful places in Shanghai by far is Moganshan Lu, otherwise known as the M50 galleries. This mini-neighborhood found near Suzhou Creek (and has it’s own Wikipedia Page) is a collection of independent shops, galleries and studios occupying the

The Pudong Antique Market

 About a week ago, some friends phoned me, inviting me along to check out the Pudong Antique Market. In my mind I envisioned the typical Shanghai market somewhere in the city, with stall after stall of near identical “antiques” and

The Pudong Antique Market

 About a week ago, some friends phoned me, inviting me along to check out the Pudong Antique Market. In my mind I envisioned the typical Shanghai market somewhere in the city, with stall after stall of near identical “antiques” and

Year of the Dragon

This week, I enjoyed celebrating my first Chinese New Year. Although most Westerners have heard of it, I doubt many people understand the monumental nature of this single week. It is the Chinese equivalent of Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July,

Year of the Dragon

This week, I enjoyed celebrating my first Chinese New Year. Although most Westerners have heard of it, I doubt many people understand the monumental nature of this single week. It is the Chinese equivalent of Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July,