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Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in China
Moving to China to Work and Live: Basic Considerations by Victor Paul Borg
Moving to China to Work and Live: Cultural Immersion by Victor Paul Borg
Moving to China: The East Beckons in So Many Ways by Volker Poelzl
Review of Living Abroad in China by Stuart and Barbara Strother, 2nd Edition by Volker Poelzl
The New Shanghai: Living and Working in China’s Largest City by Mark Andrews
Go East, Young Man: Living in China by Tom Hale
Living Abroad in China: The Land of Paradox by Robert Vance
Living in Beijing: "One World, One Dream" by Megan Rhodes
Living in Hong Kong: Hybrid Island by Micah Stover
Internships Studying Ancient Medicine in Modern China by Lucy Hordern
Keeping Face in China by Gregory Mavrides, PhD
Culture Shock in China by Gregory Mavrides, PhD
Teaching English China location Teaching English in China: Work and Live in a Great Location
Nick and Dariece provide a guide to help you find the right location in China for you, be it big city or smaller town, to teach English and live.
Teaching English to kindergarden in China Teaching English and Living in Yangzhou, China
Nick and Dariece spent a memorable year of complete immersion teaching English to kindergarteners and living in Yangzhou, and describe their experience. They also managed to make lasting friends, create many memories, and save quite a bit of money in the process.
Teaching English to children in China A Practical Guide to Finding an English Teaching Job in China
Dominic Woodman lays out clearly the steps involved in finding the major types of English teaching work in China, the processes involved, including a discussion of the all-important Z visa.
Skyscape of Guangzhou 72 Hours Visa-Free in Guangzhou, China: A Packed Trip in a Fascinating City by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
While there are better-known cities in China to those in the West, Guangzhou is well worth the visit in so many ways, and you can now do so without a visa!
Monks in China China’s Ethnic and Cultural Diversity: Along Yunnan’s Ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road by Lies Ouwerkerk
Teaching English in China: Do You Really Need a Degree and Work Visa? by Gregory Mavrides, PhD
How to Choose Your First Job Teaching English in China by Gregory Mavrides, PhD
Teaching English in China: Jobs Abound with Minimal Requirements by Adam Worcester
Teaching English and Living in China: The Hidden and Unhidden Truths by Smitha Murthy 
Teaching in China: No Experience Needed, No Shortage of Jobs by Guy Bojesen-Trepka
Teaching English in China: Choose the Right School by Eve Bergazyn
Teaching in China: How to Prepare, What to Expect by Valerie Sartor
Teaching English in Shanghai: Plentiful Jobs, Fascinating Place by Kristin Glavitsch
Teaching in China: Marshall University’s Go China Program by Dania Patricia Maxwell 
How to Find the Perfect Job Teaching English in China by Charlotte Turner
English Teaching in China: Choose Between a State-Run and a Private School by Charlotte Turner
A Primer for Prospective Teachers of English in China: A Diverse Market Awaits by Andrew Norman
China's High Demand for English Teachers: Jobs Are Plentiful, Requirements Are Few by Lydia Smith
Teaching English in China: Every Teacher Soon Becomes a Student by Smitha Murthy
Teach Abroad at Any Age: The Rewards of Working in Shanghai for a 60-Year-Old by Candace Dean 
Teaching English in Southern China by Rensina van den Heuvel
Hong Kong Needs Teachers: Native English Speakers Are in Demand
Living and Teaching English in Hong Kong: Relax and Enjoy the City's Many Offerings by Anna Maria Davis
Attend a Chinese University: Learning Through Year-Long Travels and Study by Sarah Bivins
Internship Studying Ancient Medicine in Modern China by Lucy Hordern
Study Chinese in Shanghai by Rhett Merz 
Learning Mandarin Chinese in China: Living, Communicating and Growing in a New Country and Culture by Linda Lisa McGrew
Study in China with the School for International Training by Lesley R. Turnbull
Work in the Middle Kingdom: Internship Opportunities for Students in China by Christopher Moore
West Meets East: The Adventure of High School Study Abroad in an Asian Country by Vanessa Relli-Moreau
Rediscovering Xi'an, China by Victor Paul Borg
Volunteer in China Teaching English with Global Volunteers by Marilyn Lutzker
China's Pointed Hills by David Rich
Bird Walking in Hong Kong by Judy Florman

 Expatriate Websites and Resources for China is a worldwide directory of blogs related to expatriate life, with listings for China. is an online community for expatriates, has a section on China, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.

FAWCO (Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas), is an international network to support American women living abroad with over 70 member clubs worldwide, including China: The American Women's Club of Shanghai.

 News and Media in China

Asia Society is an online information resource about Asia, with news updates, in-depth interviews on current affairs, and country profiles, and a much information on U.S.-China relations.

Asia Times Online,, is an online news website based in Hong Kong.,, is an information and news portal for China.

People's Daily Online is the English online version of People's Daily, China's official Communist Party newspaper.

China Internet Information Center,, provides news and information about China.

China Daily,, is the only national English-language newspaper in China.

China View,, is the English version of China's Xinhua state news agency.

Online Newspapers lists over 1000 links to online newspapers worldwide, including China.

 Recommended Reading on China
Lonely Planet China
China (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
Fodor's China
The Rough Guide to China
National Geographic Traveler: Hong Kong
National Geographic Traveler: China
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Understanding China : A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture
Culture Shock! China: A Guide to Customs & Etiquette
China: Its History and Culture
Travelers' Tales China
Travelers' Tales Tibet
Harvard Business Review on Doing Business in China
Doing Business in China
Doing Business in the New China : A Handbook and Guide

 Travel Information on China,, provides useful travel information for visitors to China.,, provides travel information about China.

China National Tourist Office (CNTO), New York Office: 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6413, Empire State Building, New York, NY 10118. Tel: (212) 760-9700; Fax: (212) 760-8809

Tourism China,, is the official website of the China National Tourist Office in Toronto, Canada.

Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, with a section on China.

Rough Guides Destinations offers useful travel advice and information for most countries, with a section on China.

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