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For thousands of years, China has made countless technological and cultural contributions to the world. Today the country is evolving into a dynamic economic force.

Whether you’re visiting China to study trade or language, admire the Terra Cotta warriors in Xian, or run a marathon on the Great Wall of China, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the country’s customs, ethnicities, and expat experiences.

Use Matador’s archives to find direction. Contributors who have lived in various cities offer first-hand advice about cultural etiquette, useful Mandarin phrases, and the best places to dine. There are also recommendations for shopping in Shanghai and experiencing a fire massage. Matador’s photo essays on Tibet and Chinese Lunar New Year’s Celebrations and hand drawn sketches of the Chinese countryside offer insightful glimpses into lesser known images of the country.

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