Explainer: Women's Day's Revolutionary Roots

We take a look at the origins and customs of China's 'sanba,' aka International Women's Day.

by Daniel Plafker, 08 March 2020

South China's Boat People Adrift on Uncertain Tides

The rich water-faring culture of the Tanka people has no institutional outlet for expression or preservation and has, in some places, faded.

by Daniel Plafker, 01 June 2018

Man on the Street: Eel Monger

Xie has spent 10 long years hawking his slithering charges, all of which are farmed in Guangdong.

by Daniel Plafker, 17 May 2018

Man on the Street: Dumpling Maker

Meet the Dongbei man who gave up a career of high adventure on China's highways for a life of dumpling-house domesticity.

by Daniel Plafker, 15 March 2018

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Year of the Dog

Who are they most compatible with? And who are their mortal enemies? We answer your Dog Year questions.

by Daniel Plafker, 13 February 2018

The Story of Ho Chi Minh's Secret Chinese Bride

A tale of love and woe, just in time for Valentine's Day.

by Daniel Plafker, 09 February 2018

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