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TRAVEL

Where Empires Meet: Lüshun’s Complex Colonial Legacies

Lüshun’s history of colonial entanglement attracts visitors looking for stunning photo backdrops, but its story is difficult to tell

FOOD

“Fire Spoon”: A Lesser-Known Dongbei Treat

These bite-sized beef pastries come with a heroic origin story

PHOTO STORY

It’s Snow Time: Winter in China’s Northeast

Everyday life in China’s frozen Northeast

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Bathing Cultures Dividing North and South China

Northern bathhouses are famous for their vigorous scrubbing, while gentle massages in the South lull bathers to sleep

BOOKS

Anxiety and Opportunism on the Russia-China Border | Book Review

Franck Billé and Caroline Humphrey’s “On the Edge” portrays how China’s rise reshaped the reality of the people living just across the river

TRAVEL

The Japanese Temple Left to Rot in Northeast China

In Changchun, Jilin province, a cultural relic remains in disrepair despite decades of attempts at restoration

DIALECTS

Dongbei Survival Guide

You can be funny and emotional in Dongbeihua, but be careful

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