Along the Map’s Torn Edge
It is in Sichuan that China’s Han majority rubs up against the edges of the Tibetan Plateau, along a fault line straddled by National Highway 318.
A Sunday Service Among the Akha
In Mae Salong, a Chinese minister and his wife invited us to a Sunday service, attended mostly by the Akha, one of Thailand’s hill tribes.
China’s Forgotten Army
An interview with a veteran of China’s Forgotten Army in Mae Salong. Abandoned by Taiwan and adopted by Thailand, he fought for over 40 years.
Making a Life in China: A Documentary
An eTV documentary following three South Africans living in Bejing and Shanghai
Off the Record in Vientiane
A man I met in Vientiane, who spoke eloquently about the city and how it had changed, initially gave short, guarded answers to my questions. [...]
South African in China
Thoughts on being South African in China, ahead of our appearance in the documentary Postcards from China, with links for Africans in China.
The Chinese of Vientiane
A portrait of the Chinese immigrants transforming Laos’ sleepy capital.
A Letter from Thailand
The censor didn’t deliver the letter, and through every promotion and every move, he made sure that he received the 95 that followed – and that the businessman’s mother, who must have thought herself abandoned by an ungrateful son, received none of these letters from Thailand.
Travel and Nostalgia
“What is the purpose, I wonder, of all this restlessness? I sometimes seem to myself to wander around the world merely accumulating material for future nostalgias.”