Matt DeButts

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2017/08/08 | Matt DeButts

The ‘Home of Overseas Chinese’ Memorializing Emigrants

Taishan County is honoring the memories of emigrants by restoring the pier from which they began their journeys and building a museum for ‘silver letters.’

2017/01/03 | Matt DeButts

North or South? What’s Behind China’s Linguistic Rivalry

The standardization of Mandarin allows Chinese speakers to move among regional identities — but the feud over pronunciation rages on.