Opium Smuggling & Femme Fatales: A New Paul French Podcast

January 1939: Seto Gin is busted smuggling several dozen tins of opium from Hong Kong to San Francisco.

by Ned Kelly, 15 March 2022

This Day in History: The Funeral of Ruan Lingyu

The Shanghainese silent film star had taken her own life at the age of just 24.

by Ned Kelly, 14 March 2022

9 Badass Women in Chinese History

Here are nine of the most fearsome and intelligent women to ever have lived.

by Jonty Dixon, 07 March 2022

This Day in History: Pearl S. Buck's 'The Good Earth' Published

Hailed in the West as the most important book about China since ‘The Travels of Marco Polo’.

by Ned Kelly, 02 March 2022

The Story Behind the Leaping Horses on Nanjing Xi Lu

"Horses are auspicious and brave, symbolizing the spirit of moving forward, which totally matches with Chinese ideals."

by Ned Kelly, 28 February 2022

The Story Behind the Oriental Light Sculpture by the Science & Tech Museum

A fully functioning sundial, the needle running through the center of the object was aligned by astronomers from the Shanghai Observatory.

by Ned Kelly, 26 February 2022

The Story Behind the Flower Tree Sculpture on Hongqiao Lu

The 16-meter-high bouquet has been a divisive public artwork ever since it appeared in 2006.

by Ned Kelly, 26 February 2022

This Day in History: Ernest Hemingway's 1941 Trip to China

The Old Man and the ROC: When the Dean of American Literature came to China.

by Connor Frankhouser, 22 February 2022

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