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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.

Japan's Fugitive Penguin to be Given Name by Public Competition

A Humboldt penguin in Tokyo Sea Life Park, Japan, photographed on January 29, 2011. (minoir/Flickr)
Lifestyle

A runaway penguin, recaptured after escaping its zoo for 82 days and known only as "Number 337," will be given a name chosen from public submissions.

5 Things You Should Know About Asia's Millionaires

The 'Millionaire Fair' in Shanghai. (Ricky Jiang/Flickr)
Lifestyle

As their numbers rise, Asia’s millionaires will increasingly influence the marketplace, not only on private jet sales, but also the price of everything from gasoline to wine to the property in your neighborhood, writes Avery Booker.

For Accordion Awareness Month, You Should Watch These Videos From Asia

Lifestyle

We pick three of our favorite accordion videos from Asia.

Japan Has More Pets Than Kids, but Does That Tell Us Anything?

Pampered pooch all dressed up in Harajuku.
Lifestyle

Japan's pet population surpasses the number of its children, but does that mean the Japanese are opting for pets over parenthood?

The Best Chinese Restaurants in America: Are They All in California?

Koi Palace in Daly City, California. (ZakVTA/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

We asked Los Angeles-based foodie David Chan — who has eaten at more than 6,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. — to rank his top 10.

Happiness with Chinese Characteristics

Yue Minjun’s sculpture 'The Last 5000 Years' on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Jeff Howard/Flickr)
Lifestyle

The first ever United Nations World Happiness Report ranked China the 112th happiest country out of 156. This sparked a heated debate about true happiness on China's microblogs.

Golfer From China Wins LPGA Championship, World Reacts

Lifestyle

With her win on Sunday, Feng Shanshan became the first Chinese golfer — male or female — to win a major tournament. What does it mean for the sport?

Dirty Air and Succession Jitters Are Clouding Beijing's Judgment

A man walks through heavy pollution on a street in Beijing. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

As the Chinese government accused the U.S. Embassy of illegally interfering in China’s domestic affairs by publishing online hourly air-quality, the increasingly skeptical Chinese public ridiculed its government for its outrage, write Susan Shirk and Steven Oliver.