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Lhagang Monastery, outside Tagong

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 mostly Akha congregation sing a hymn at Mae Salong's Methodist church

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.

Zhan Dening outside his family home in Mae Salong

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.

Claire and Iain with friends at Mokkos in Shanghai

Making a Life in China: A Documentary

An eTV documentary following three South Africans living in Bejing and Shanghai

Jonnee Green menthol cigarettes, made by the China-Laos Good Luck Tobacco Company

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. [...]

An illiterate old lady in a Shanghai linglong that was due for demolition last year. We spoke to her on camera.

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 new Fude Temple in Vientiane

The Chinese of Vientiane

A portrait of the Chinese immigrants transforming Laos’ sleepy capital.

A fish tank in Bangkok's Chinatown

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.

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