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Interview: How China Changed the Olympics Forever

Chinese Olympic gold medalist Liu Xiang poses for a portrait shoot at the National Sports Training Centre on July 1, 2007 in Beijing, China. (Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Anthropologist Susan Brownell looks back on the impact of China's role as 2008 host country on the Olympics as a sporting event and as a spectacle.

In China, a Long Tradition of Dodging the Sun [Photos]

A woman in a full-body wet suit for complete protection from the sun, in Chaoyang, China on July 5, 2012. (PCAuto)
Lifestyle

Forget sunblock — the Asians pictured here take it a step further with innovative protective gear. Where did this cultural preference for fair skin come from, and is it likely to change any time soon?

Interview: Yung Chang Steps Into the Ring with Documentary 'China Heavyweight'

Qi Moxiang (L) vs. Akihiro Matsumoto of Japan (R) at the Vacant WBC Asia Super Bantamweight Championship on June 28, 2011. Their bout is featured in 'China Heavyweight.' (EyeSteelFilm)
Lifestyle

The director explains why the boxing school in his film is a microcosm of contemporary China, and shares a story of Mike Tyson's identification with Chairman Mao.

Web Reactions: In China, Local Citizens Baffled by Outsourced Officers

Lifestyle

Residents of Hefei, in eastern China, were recently surprised to see foreign chengguan (城管), or "urban management officers," on the streets of their city.

Busman's Holiday: A Young China Scholar Takes Americans on Tour

Song of Friendship (友谊之歌), 1979. (ChinesePosters.net)
Lifestyle

University of Pennsylvania professor and China specialist Arthur Waldron recounts his first trip into China in 1981, when he was a simple tour guide for a group of U.S. tourists.

Going, Going, Gone: Five of Asia's Most Endangered Languages

Japanese tourist with two Ainu in Hokkaido, date unknown. (Sgt. Steiner/Flickr)
Lifestyle

Meet the "hairy Ainu" of Japan, Taiwan's Saaroa, the Kusunda of Nepal, the last Manchus and the Jarawa of India's Andaman Islands.

Interview: New Website Tracks China's Air Pollution in Pictures

Lifestyle

China Air Daily, a new site from Asia Society's China Green project, allows users to view daily photographs of the skies of China's major cities instead of having to plow through lists of statistical data (but if you like statistical data, it has plenty of that, as well).

China's Shark Fin Soup Ban Draws Contrasting Reactions on Weibo, Twitter

Fresh shark fins drying on sidewalk in Hong Kong on September 27, 2011. (cloneofsnake/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Users of Chinese and Western social media speak out on an announced ban on consumption of shark fin soup at Chinese government banquets. 

Interview: Peter Hessler on His Surprising First Trip to China

Peter Hessler in his apartment in Fuling, China, in the fall of 1996 shortly after he arrived. His apartment looked down to the Wu River and then the Yangtze in the distance. The main city of Fuling is visible to the left, at the juncture of the rivers.
Lifestyle

You probably know Peter Hessler from his acclaimed books on China, but you may not be aware that it was "happenstance" that led him to the country in the first place.

Meet the Women Who Scammed 27 Chinese Athletes and Celebrities Out of Millions

Chinese gymnast Zou Kai, recent victim of a real estate scam, celebrates after a performance at the World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo on October 16, 2011. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Two con women defrauded 27 Chinese athletes and celebrities in a massive real estate scam.