The August issue of That’s PRD is out now, in both paper-and-ink form citywide and digital PDF form on our website. Here, Editor-in-Chief Matthew Bossons introduces the magazine:
I don’t know about you fine folks, but I am more than ready for a vacation! It’s been a hectic summer for the That’s team, as we worked round-the-clock to bring you this month’s issue and our third annual Explore China guide, which is available for pre-order now and set to officially debut on August 20! Exciting times, to be sure.
In this issue, my friend and colleague Bryan Grogan has assembled an informative and fascinating cover story on the rise of plastic surgery in the Middle Kingdom (page 36). I learnt a lot from the story, and I’m sure you’ll find yourself more knowledgeable about China’s beauty industry after taking the time to read it.
Elsewhere in this issue, we take a look at China’s climb to the top of the UNESCO World Heritage list (page 9), introduce a cool app and Taobao product (page 19) and explore the state of Canton’s art scene (page 32). As always, mystic guru Naomi Lounsbury shares her China-focused horoscope for the month on page 68.