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The Deeply Stimulating Exhibitions Occurring in China Now

Genuine, raw art has a particular ability to draw out our inner selves. It works both ways, for the artist producing the piece and, consequently, revealing himself, as well as for the consumer that gazes upon the piece, absorbing and internalizing it. For this very emotional aspect of ourselves that is brought to the surface […]

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What Is Losar And How To Celebrate It

Ever heard of Losar? It’s OK, I haven’t either until just this week. Essentially, the Tibetan New Year, Losar is a Tibetan Buddhist celebration that is surrounded by a unique and luxurious festival. Essentially, it’s the lunar new year and is celebrated on different dates depending on location. Want to know more? Here is everything […]

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Savoury Vegetarian hotspots to dine at in China

If you’re a vegetarian, you may envision navigating China’s food scene to be a daunting, difficult task. It is, after all, a land known for its vast array of succulent, meaty dishes. However, after spending some time here, we’ve learned that this picture we had in our heads is not entirely accurate, and with some […]

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8 Things To Experience In Inner Mongolia

When most people think of visiting China, they think about the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, and the Terracotta Warriors. People don’t typically think of Inner Mongolia as a travel destination in China. People might not even be aware that Inner Mongolia is part of China and not actually considered Mongolia! Whether you knew it […]

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Who is Ai Weiwei?

You may have heard the name floating around because Ai Weiwei is one of the most famous, modern days people to hail from China. Both a visual artist and a political activist, Ai Weiwei is a name associated with rebellion and beauty. Quite different than the standard Chinese citizen, it’s worth knowing a little more […]

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Highlights of the 11th Shanghai Biennale that are not to be missed

We’ve been exploring the art scene present in China lately and seem to have stumbled upon the jackpot, when it comes to exhibitions, that is. This is known as the Shanghai Biennale, friends. What is it, and what makes it so special? Launched in 1996, the Shanghai Biennale was the very first contemporary art exhibition […]

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The Top Chinese Bands To Check Out This Week

Music isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about China right? Sure, the traditional instruments and standard love ballads of China are charming but they don’t exactly make for great road trip tunes or gym playlists. However, there are some intriguing bands that have come out of China that may just […]

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Need to know: the Dos and Donts when traveling to China

No matter where on this earth you travel to, having a basic understanding of the customs of the people that inhabit your destination of choice is crucial. In China, a land so vastly different than our own, there are particular ways in which we’ve learned one is expected to conduct oneself in order to be […]

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107 Interesting Facts About China You Probably Don’t Know

China offers an interesting blend of ancient tradition and technological ambition, two key elements that help set the stage for an unforgettable experience. If you plan to schedule a China tour or visit in the near future, loading up on as much intellectual ammo as possible is always a great idea. The 107 interesting facts […]

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Ancient Chinese Proverbs & How to Live by Them

We’re now two after the (Chinese) New Year. That means, it’s prime time to reflect on and evaluate our habits, beliefs, and resulting actions. We all want to live optimally, to have rich experiences, and meaningful conversations, but so often we find ourselves running into barriers that prevent this—or that’s at least how we are […]

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