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LGBeaT: And Confucius Said...

Shanghai Blogs   In the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, Justice Anthony Kennedy justified his majority opinion with the words: “Confucius taught that marriage lies at the foundation of government.” If only Kennedy knew what kind of reaction this one ...

China Travel: Tibetan Plateau

Shanghai Blogs   Whenever we’re planning our travels in China, we are always awed by this vast land’s plethora of ancient wonders, cultural nuclei and breathtaking locales. And, forgive us for being trite, but we are also struck by the rapid changes we see happening across the coun...

The Beat: Sensation Shanghai

Shanghai Blogs   A few years ago, I came across a YouTube video that disturbed me in a way that possibly nothing has before or since. That video was a two-hour recap of the 2011 edition of Sensation White, a Dutch house/trance event that has, unfortunately, gained worldwide popularity.  ...

Shanghai's Best Weekend Events

Shanghai Blogs   Summer forever! Read on for this weekend's roundup...         Hepcat's One Year Anniversary   Friday at 8PM. Friday at 8PM. Shanghai's rock & roll baby turns one year old. Jameson is sponsoring the event, so all Jameson drinks are RMB30, whi...

Local Eats: Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes

Shanghai Blogs   It’s hard to believe that a dish like scrambled eggs with tomatoes (西红柿炒蛋) could embed itself so firmly into Shanghai’s culinary fabric. It sounds like a cobbled-together college hangover cure whose authenticity makes moo goo gai pan seem Peking duck, right? And it...

Cooking Made Easy with Xinwei Cook

Shanghai Blogs   Throw a stone anywhere in Shanghai and you’ll hit a business that’s clamoring to cook your next meal. Go online and you’ll find a treasure trove of local restaurant menus and aggregated delivery services. Especially in its city centers, Shanghai is a bustling...

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