The China Singer

By / August 2013

Laurie Smith on one man’s uphill efforts to introduce the world to the songful traditions of rural Fujian province.


‘Better on Dirt Than Concrete’

By / May 2013

Photographer Nevada Wier tells the story behind a wild picture from western China.


The Feast in the Trees

By / April 2013

Laurie Smith attends a pre-wedding feast in far northern China: “Tomorrow there will be a line of BMWs parked at the foot of the mountain, but navigating by foot is still essential in the heights.”


Back and Forth

By / March 2013

A group of ShĂȘ women sings traditional songs in China’s northern Fujian Province. Jeff Smith sends this snapshot.


The World’s Most Inspiring Marathons

By / February 2013

Emily Halonen Bratcher runs down five electrifying races, from the Great Wall Marathon to the Marathon de Paris.


Plum Wine and Bad Ladies

By / January 2013

Will Fleeson on the nightlife in Lijiang: “There was a din from passing cars and a single squawking chicken in a cage by the door. I shouted to Eric, ‘Can I buy a round of beers?'”