Chinese architecture tour

Buddhist sculpture and art

Interview with Matthew Hu, Chinese cultural heritage preservationist

Beijing’s whirlwind of development, like the rest of China’s, is having serious consequences for the city’s traditional neighborhoods. In wake of such destruction and construction, who is behind the movement to protect the structures of...
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Man enjoying his tea

Travels that changed one’s life

Travels that changed life. I was munching on my chicken salad sandwich when my colleague popped into my office, “ Oh, sorry. Here you go. Conde Nast Traveler Magazine issue you’ve been waiting for!”. I...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

“Do You Hutong?” celebrates Beijing’s alleyways on July 17

In the spirit of #TravelTuesday and unique China experiences, we’re highlighting Beijing’s beloved hutong, or traditional alleyways. This Saturday, July 17, our friends at the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center are putting on a unique...
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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

What We’re Reading: “In Shanghai, Preservation Takes Work”

It seems that Beijing is not the only Chinese city whose rapidly-changing aesthetic and identity have visitors and residents alike thinking about its past and present. Recently, a New York Times article, titled “In Shanghai,...
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