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Articles on China
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Recommended Reading on China
Teaching English in China
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Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling and Volunteering in China
Shanghai at night. Move to China to Work and Live Moving to China to Work and Live: Basic Considerations by Victor Paul Borg
Temple in China, woman and bamboo Moving to China to Work and Live: Cultural Immersion by Victor Paul Borg
Travel in Shanghai, China Under the Spell of Bustling Shanghai, Hotspot of Modern China by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
Shanghai skyline The New Shanghai: Living and Working in China’s Largest City by Mark Andrews
Hong Kong night skyline Moving to China: The East Beckons in So Many Ways by Volker Poelzl
Traditional dancers in China Go East, Young Man: Living in China by Tom Hale
Traditional dancers in China Living Abroad in China: The Land of Paradox by Robert Vance
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 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.
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.
Skyscape of Guangzhou 72 Hours Visa-Free in Guangzhou, China: A Packed Trip in a Fascinating City by 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
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 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 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 
English Teaching in China: Choose Between a State-Run and a Private School by Charlotte Turner
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
Hong Kong Needs Teachers: Native English Speakers Are in Demand
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
Rediscovering Xi'an, China by Victor Paul Borg

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 Expat Resources for China is a worldwide directory of blogs related to expatriate life, with listings for China.

Expat Info Desk offers an expat guide to living in China .

Internations provides access to an expat community in China .

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 Recommended Reading on China
Lonely Planet China
The Rough Guide to China
Fodor's Essential China
DK Eyewitness China
China: Its History and Culture
China - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

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 Travel Information on China

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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