Ruth's Record

Ruth Hill Barr

The year 1941 was a turning point for the world, but long-time Shanghai resident Ruth Hill Barr had no way of knowing that when she started her five-year diary on January 1st.

Intruder in Mao's Realm

Richard Kirkby

In 1974, out of the blue, Richard Kirkby got the opportunity to go to one of the most isolated places on the planet, Communist China.

A Decent Bottle of Wine in China

Chris Ruffle

When Yorkshireman Chris Ruffle decided to build a vineyard complete with a Scottish castle in the midst of the countryside in eastern China, he was expecting difficulties

While We're Here

Editors: Alec Ash and Tom Pellman

Anyone who has lived in China has stories to tell. For foreigners and Chinese alike, this is a land that transforms itself every day, with something to write about on every corner