Reading

Balloons on the street

What I am reading

I’ve been quite tied up preparing for a private exhibit at my workplace based on my China in Central Asia work. The satisfaction of curating and planning a…

Xinjiang businessman in Tashkent

What I am reading this week

Greetings from Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan! I’m here helping to document a few things as part of the China in Central Asia project headed up by my colleagues…

Huaihai Lu Lilong

What I am reading this week

It’s Labor Day holiday weekend here in China and we get Monday and Tuesday off. In Europe and Latin America, we often see organized street demonstrations and marches by labour…

Girl on playground Orange jacket

What I am reading this week

There are moments when I feel like a hamster on wheels, moving through the motions of work, travel and welcoming Shanghai visitors, and having the cycle on rinse…

2nd surprise on Huaihai Lu

What I am reading this week

Apologies for the prolong absence. I’ve been away from Shanghai 3 weekends in a row, friends visited and work proved to be a little hectic. On the bright…

Nanchang Lu Chengguan

What I am reading this week

-  I want to thank Paul French, who has been vigorously travelling to promote his historical mystery thriller book “Midnight in Peiking“, for giving Shanghai Street Stories a plug…

Billboards on Huaihai Lu

What I am reading this week

It’s going to be a busy weekend. I’m headed to Suzhou to lead a street photography workshop on March 18 (Sun) as part of the Suzhou Literary Festival. I’m…

Noodle snack meal

What I am reading this week

The sun’s finally graced Shanghai in all its glory after weeks, weeks of depressing grey skies and irritating drizzle. I hope you’re out and about basking in nature’s warmth, taking…

What I am reading BW

What I am reading this week

 A tad late to my attempt at a Thursday/Friday post on great reads for the week but here you go! – Paul French’s annual obituary of the heritage architecture…