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Christmas

Christmas with the Party

This year, the Communist Party celebrated Christmas with a traditional ritual: locking people up in the last week of the…

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A China Christmas Story: Plum blossoms in Sichuan

The two cylinders connect to a pipe with a nozzle, into which the patient breathes. My uncle says the spirometer…

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A China Christmas Story: New traditions in Shanghai

Each year, on the farmlands of eastern North Carolina, an average American fellow smiles giddily on Christmas Day as he…

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A China Christmas Story: Christmas in Xinjiang

From the window of my fourth-floor Xinjiang apartment, I can hear the sound of Jingle Bells echoing between the concrete…

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War on Christmas…in China?

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A China Christmas Story: L’chaim

Ten years ago this week, some not-too-observant American Jews living in Beijing found themselves on Christmas Eve without a plan…

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In Winter, or, An Old Chokey Christmas: A poem

A blast from the past by Kaiser Kuo, a poem that first appeared in his Ich Bin Ein Beijinger column…

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A China Christmas Story: Taishan

I remember when I was introduced to the Chinese expat tradition of working on Christmas day. I had moved to…

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Picture of the Day: Booty-shaking Santa in Beijing

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all throughout Beijing Every twentysomething was stirring, ready to hit the town All the…

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‘Christmas markets’ in China aren’t merely seasonal, and not just for foreigners

On a top floor of Shanghai’s K11 mall, a few levels above glossy, luxury brand storefronts, a maze of tabletops…

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