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LGBeaT: What It Means to Be a Straight Ally

Shanghai Blogs   Guest columnist Meredith Yarbrough, a 2014 ShanghaiPRIDE organizer, explains what it means to be a straight ally to the LGBTQ community in Shanghai.   My second year in China, I met a couple: Chinese men, lovers, soul mates. I’ll call them Tony and George. Tony an...

Shanghai's Best Halloween Costume Shops

Shanghai Blogs   It’s almost Halloween in the ‘Hai, and as any expat knows, finding appropriate accessories can feel like a holiday scavenger hunt. So to prevent having to carve a durian or improvise a costume with a respirator mask and split-back pants, we’ve wrangled severa...

Cricket: The Gentleman's Game in Shanghai

Shanghai Blogs   When the PLA took over the city in 1948, political unrest lead to the expats packing their bags. Along with that vanished the well established Shangai Cricket Club (SCC), which traces its founding back to 1858. (The headline photograph pictures the team as of 1939.)   &...

Art Review: Pictures from Nowhere

Shanghai Blogs   Peanut butter and jelly is usually seen in a sandwich. But in Pictures from Nowhere, the exhibition rounding out its final weeks at Long Museum West Bund, this lunch box staple has been used to recreate the Mona Lisa. Nor is nut butter the show's only unusual tool of expressio...

China Travel: Jinxi on the Yangtze

Shanghai Blogs   While Jinxi sits in China’s most populous and developed region -- between Chenghu Lake and Dianshan Lake, 27 kilometers from Kunshan and 60 kilometers from Shanghai, respectively -- this idyllic water town is a world apart from metropolitan life.   Similar Stops ...

Xinjiang Food in Shanghai: Yershari

Shanghai Blogs   Yershari has been everyone’s favorite Xinjiang restaurant for years. On a recent visit, we found all important things to be the same. The dining room has been updated with small, sleek tables crowded a bit closer. While less comfy, we understand the need for more seats d...

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