In The Distance
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In The Distance

I wrote this reflection last October. Deep into our first semester, we were homesick to…

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I Speak English, Too
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I Speak English, Too

As a 老外 (lǎowài, “foreigner”) in China, I’ve run into quite a few astonishing assumptions…

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A Guide to Qipulu
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A Guide to Qipulu

Qipulu (七浦路, Qipu Road) is a wholesale, multi-mall complex filled with men, women and children…

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One Year Later: Looking Back at ASW
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One Year Later: Looking Back at ASW

More than Sticks and Stones
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More than Sticks and Stones

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” As a…

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Shanghai Spring Flavor: Anchovy Gravy Noodles at Laobanzhai
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Shanghai Spring Flavor: Anchovy Gravy Noodles at Laobanzhai

Believe it or not: these plain-looking fish can cost more than 3,000 yuan for 500…

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Finding a Jewish Community in Shanghai
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Finding a Jewish Community in Shanghai

The Ghanaian Way
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The Ghanaian Way

Elections at NYUSH
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Elections at NYUSH

For the second time this year, NYUSH students have cast their votes for student government.…

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A Talk with Joanna Waley-Cohen
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A Talk with Joanna Waley-Cohen

Joanna Waley-Cohen is Dean of Arts and Sciences for NYU Shanghai and Professor of History…

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Travel Journal: Beijing
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Travel Journal: Beijing

Destinations to visit in Beijing are not restricted to the likes of the Great Wall…

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China Finally Gets 4G, But Most Customers Aren't Switching at the Moment
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China Finally Gets 4G, But Most Customers Aren't Switching at the Moment

The debut of 4G networks is one of the most anticipated events in China this…

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Dr. Sketchy's: A Creative Refuge for the NYUSH Artist
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Dr. Sketchy's: A Creative Refuge for the NYUSH Artist

Harbin, The City of Fire and Ice
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Harbin, The City of Fire and Ice

Faculty Spotlight: Jessica Valdez
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Faculty Spotlight: Jessica Valdez

Jessica Valdez is a writing instructor at NYU Shanghai. Professor Valdez is from Baltimore, Maryland…

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Along the Silk Road
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Along the Silk Road

Exploring the Mystery of Gansu and Qinghai After suffering the tension of the Gaokao, nothing…

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Restaurant Review: Mr. Pancake House
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Restaurant Review: Mr. Pancake House

I wouldn’t refer to myself a connoisseur of perfect dining, but I do know I…

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Restaurant Review: Stubb's BBQ
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Restaurant Review: Stubb's BBQ

After hearing multiple testimonies about heavenly meats and food-induced comas, I knew it was time…

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Restaurant Review: Lapis Thai
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Restaurant Review: Lapis Thai

‘Blasting your senses’ is what Thai food means to me. Most Thai food blends sweet,…

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Restaurant Review: Pengpu No.1 Fry
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Restaurant Review: Pengpu No.1 Fry

Shanghai is known for its vibrant street food scene. Most residents are able to point…

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Philosophy Isn't Dead!
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Philosophy Isn't Dead!

How Increasing Emphasis on the ‘Hard Sciences‘ has Led to the Marginalization of the Humanities,…

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Oscar Winners (Because the Academy Sucks and We All Know it)
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Oscar Winners (Because the Academy Sucks and We All Know it)

Sitting on her front porch, she rocks high on her opinions with a bittersweet smile.…

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The Grey Horse: “Nebraska”
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The Grey Horse: “Nebraska”

Despite being raised and educated in the United States, I doubt that I could place…

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Thawing the Frozen Phenomenon
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Thawing the Frozen Phenomenon

Disney’s new princess flick, Frozen, has been acclaimed the world over for its catchy soundtrack,…

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Exploring Contemporary Art at the Rockbund
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Exploring Contemporary Art at the Rockbund

A still from the video portion of Hsu Chia-Wei’s Marshal Tie Jia, 2013. © Still:…

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We Will Pay to be 白富美 (Bai Fu Mei, Beautiful)
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We Will Pay to be 白富美 (Bai Fu Mei, Beautiful)

From the corset to the 1927 natural breast movement in Shanghai, from the cheongsam in…

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How to Navigate the Fake Markets
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How to Navigate the Fake Markets

Before I begin, I would like to preface this article by explaining that I am…

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The Sweeter Side: Best Desserts in Shanghai
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The Sweeter Side: Best Desserts in Shanghai

I’m a firm believer of always having room for dessert. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of…

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What Antifeminists Fail to Understand
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What Antifeminists Fail to Understand

Feminism, the word, has a definite negative connotation to it; apparently more than I originally…

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Evens and Odds
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Evens and Odds

“学一门语言,就是多一个观察世界的窗户。” “To learn a language is to have one more window through which one can…

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Events in Shanghai
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Events in Shanghai

ART & EXHIBITIONS CAI GUO-QIANG: THE NINTH WAVE 蔡国强:九级浪 Aug 8 – Oct 26 Power…

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“I need ten original aphorisms!!?”
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“I need ten original aphorisms!!?”

Ten teens in a lollipop line Folk heroes by the by-and-by Black snakes the world…

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Weekend Getaway Destinations: Ningbo
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Weekend Getaway Destinations: Ningbo

Weekend Getaway Destinations is a new series by the City Lights, where we invite Chinese…

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The Dragon and the Worm
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The Dragon and the Worm

What’s a writ before a witless worm, A worm before a storm? “Worms aren’t indigenous,…

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Shooting Stars
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Shooting Stars

Shooting stars are not meant to age, to be sullied by humanity’s strange mortality Shooting…

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We Are Sisters Not Twins
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We Are Sisters Not Twins

On May 25th, the inaugural class of NYU Abu Dhabi walked together in a ceremony…

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Academic Updates for Fall 2014
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Academic Updates for Fall 2014

As NYU students around the globe gear up for the new school year, students at…

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Letter to the Pakistani Moderates
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Letter to the Pakistani Moderates

In the wake of the controversy caused by WikiLeaks regarding the safety of the Pakistani…

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Untitled (visions)
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Untitled (visions)

Punti, Stades, and meters But taking as its head the Queen of night Picosecond dance,…

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多少钱? This Year's Changes in Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid
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多少钱? This Year's Changes in Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid

Warning: Some math and numbers ahead. The new school year is quickly rolling in, and…

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