House of Mao: How Consumerism and Patriotism Collide in the Chairman’s Hometown

Shaoshan, Chairman Mao’s birthplace in Hunan province, has become a top tourist site where people burn incense to the revolutionary hero while selling T-shirts of his face


Soak Up the Decadent Footbath Culture of China’s ‘Foot Capital’

Learn the origin of footbaths in the southern city of Changsha, and how bathhouses shed their seedy reputation to become modern entertainment complexes