Tag Archives: Active

The End of Dynastic Rule, China

I’m pretty sure there are very few Chinese people and even fewer foreigners who are aware of the importance of today, but October 10, 1911 was the date of the Wuchang Uprising which began the end of dynastic rule in … Continue reading

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Best Dressed Generation Case I, French Concession

I always thought that old Chinese people have great style, but I haven’t yet decided which generation I think is collectively the most stylish in China… So these are what I think are good age categories to study ‘collective’ style: … Continue reading

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Post 104: Bikes

As I mentioned in Post 103: Hats and Hair, people riding bikes almost always have the best hats, as well as other interesting accessories like gloves, sunglasses, Darth Vader masks, and capes(!) in the summer. But sometimes the bike itself … Continue reading

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Post 101: Chillin’

“Chillin’” is much more than simply relaxing… In China, this categorical trend refers to the mindset of the Chinese, where people treat public space as if it were private space. This mindset is in turn reflected in a number of … Continue reading

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At the Gym, Jing An District

CNNgo recently gave 50 reasons why Shanghai is the number 1 city in the world, and I realized that I had photographic evidence to back up a lot of these points… My favorites may be numbers 13: Ballroom Dancing and … Continue reading

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