Good Reads

The Moon in Mid-Autumn Festival

The moon plays a major role in many cultures, it can even decide when friends and family should come together for celebrations. The mid-autumn festival marks an important time with

School’s Back in Session: Who Hits the Books the Hardest?

If you have ever been a student, then you have definitely complained about how much work is assigned and how unbearably tiring school is. Personally, I have studied in both

The Magical Mystery Tour: Exploring the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics

There’s more to Dongguan than first meets the eye. Underneath the shiny surface, layers upon layers of ancient traditions are still, surprisingly, alive and well in this city. It’s not

The Seven Sisters Festival

The seven Sisters festival is still celebrated in some parts of Dongguan. In the past women put handcrafted scenes on display in hopes of finding a good husband. Celebrations have

Daojiao’s Lost Knitting Industry

Grass weaving and the knitting industry have a longstanding tradition in dg, but with industry comes change. It has faded from an economic staple, replaced by plastic, to holding an

You’re Not Crazy: Mental Health in China

Nobody talks about mental health and despite the social stigma, it’s a commonality between us all. Psychological health knows no discrimination. We all know someone who is facing some kind

Life’s A Beach!

Summer is here and that means three things: sun tanning, sea waves, and sandcastles! Whether you like soft sandy beaches, adrenaline-inducing watersports, or beach hiking trails, there is a piece

Racing for Dragon Boat Glory

A long-standing tradition, the dragon boat scene is exhilarating. If you haven’t yet observed the spectacle that is Dongguan’s competitive race for glory, be sure to witness the village teams

China: North Vs South

China is vastly huge. Due to climate variance, people living at opposite ends of the country eat completely different foods and celebrate the same festivals distinctly differently. Read on to

Made in Dongguan: From Factory of the World to Hi-Tech Innovator

In 1995, Nokia, the once global mobile phone giant, got its foot in the door of China by setting up a joint venture in Nancheng, Dongguan, to build a Nokia